Lois Lerner

House GOP May Arrest Lois Lerner

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if A.G. Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Boehner on IRS Targeting: ‘I Want to Know Who’s Going to Jail’

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

House Repubs. will meet to prepare a letter asking the DOJ to consider a criminal case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for “misleading Congress,” John Boehner revealed. The House Oversight and Gov't Reform Comm. will also consider contempt charges.

The IRS Digs in its Heels

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen plays dumb in the matter of Lois Lerner and the targeting of conservatives.

Republicans to Holder: Spill Lerner Details

Bernie Becker, The Hill

House Repubs. urged the DOJ to provide details about an interview with former IRS official Lois Lerner. In a letter to Eric Holder, Darrell Issa and Rep. Jim Jordan accused the DOJ of standing in the way of their investigation into the improper scrutiny that the IRS gave to conservative groups.

Dems: Issa's Gaffe Will Block Lerner Contempt Charge

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

Dems. are rushing to the aid of former IRS official Lois Lerner, saying GOP Rep. Darrell Issa fumbled the opportunity to force Lerner to answer questions about the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

Issa: Lerner Misled Congress

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s targeting controversy, made several false or misleading statements to Congress about her role in scrutinizing Tea Party groups, according to a new report from congressional Repubs.

Isn’t It Time To Arrest Lois Lerner?

Lois Lerner was not some innocent civic minded American walking down the street minding her own business that was ambushed by an oppressive government. She WAS the oppressive government.

Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth at Issa Hearing

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS agency at the center of the Tea Party targeting controversy, refused to answer questions from congressional investigators on Weds. for a second time. 

House to Compel Lerner to Testify on IRS Targeting of TeaParty

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

House Repubs. announced that they are recalling Lois G. Lerner, the former IRS employee at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, to testify to Congress next week, saying she has critical information.

Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”

The Enforcement Arm of the Democratic Party

Yesterday's testimony about the past abuses of taxpayers by the IRS was compelling, but the two most important takeaways for limited government constitutional conservatives were that the abuse is still going on and Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress and the bureaucracy are trying to institutionalize it. Click here to submit your comment to the government opposing Obama's attempt to deprive conservatives of their First Amendment rights.

Cruz Demands Special Prosecutor to Probe IRS Targeting

Drew McKenzie, NewsMax

"The administration has stonewalled any meaningful investigation," said Cruz. "No one has been indicted. Even a top IRS official implicated in the targeting has been able to avoid testifying before Congress...and eventually quietly retired."

Stop The IRS From Discriminating Against Conservatives

New proposed IRS regulations would restrict any criticism of an incumbent federal, state, or local politician within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election and effectively require groups to remove any reference to politicians from their websites during these windows. But the new proposal would exempt the unions that are the biggest financial and volunteer supporters of Democratic Party candidates.

Obama: Our Biggest Lawbreaker

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Under Obama, we have 'trickle-down lawbreaking,' as with the IRS' Lois Lerner who read signals from Obama to violate the very laws she was supposed to enforce. How will congressional Repubs rein in O's lawbreaking?

IRS-FEC Collusion Invades Privacy

Caroline May, Daily Caller

A conservative government watchdog obtained emails revealing that the IRS sent conservative groups’ private tax exemption application and tax return info to the Federal Elections Commission, in violation of federal law.

Immunity for Lois Lerner?

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The lawyers for retiring Lois Lerner are negotiating with Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about possibly gaining immunity to testify again in the IRS investigative hearings.

Lerner Exit Doesn't End IRS Scandal

Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor

“Lerner’s exit does not alter the Oversight Committee’s interest in understanding why applicants for tax exempt status were targeted and inappropriately treated because of their political beliefs,” said Rep. Issa.

New Emails Prove IRS Hit Tea Party

Dan Weil, Newsmax

In a Feb. 2011 e-mail, Lerner told her staff that a tea party issue is "very dangerous" and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on . . . Cincy should probably NOT have these cases."

IRS Hasn't Contacted Scandal Victims

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

It's been 4 months, but IRS targeting scandal investigators still haven't contacted any of the 40+ victimized conservative groups represented in the American Center for Law and Justice lawsuit.

D's Ignoring IRS Facts

Eliana Johnson, National Review Online

House Democrats pretend, unconvincingly, that the agency was neutral toward tea-party groups.