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Tea Party Rally May Have Drawn Bigger Crowd than Obama Speech in Berlin

Jun 19, 2013 12:52 PM PT

When Barack Obama gave a speech in Berlin in 2008, he drew a crowd of 200,000. Wednesday's speech at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate was a little less popular. White House pool reporter Elmar Jakobs estimated the crowd at only 4,500.

Obama's Berlin crowd may also have been smaller than the crowd of several thousand who turned out for the Tea Party Patriots' 'Audit the IRS' rally and for a rally against the immigration bill held at the Capitol on Wednesday. One unofficial estimate put the crowd size at 7,000 to 10,000 at its peak. Both rallies lasted several hours.

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Live Blog: Tea Party's IRS, Immigration Rallies

Jun 19, 2013 6:11 AM PT

Rep. Steve King is holding a six-hour press conference on immigration on the east lawn of the Capitol. Despite the early start on a day in the middle of the week, a couple hundred activists attended the beginning of the event. It is a sign of growing anxiety in the grass-roots over the Senate amnesty legislation. 

"Border security, Rule of Law Members of Congress are unlikely to get a full debate inside the halls of Congress," King said. "So we are taking the debate outside it's halls."

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Wednesday Marks the Return of the Tea Party

Jun 18, 2013 6:56 AM PT

On Wednesday, at two rallies bracketing the Capitol, Tea Party and conservative activists will again take center-stage on two issues dominating the national political dialogue. Reps. Steve King, Louie Gohmert and other members of the Tea Party Caucus will host a nearly day-long dialogue and discussion on immigration reform. On the other side of the Capitol, Tea Party grass roots organizations will hold a rally to "Audit the IRS," in response to the agency's efforts to intimidate conservative organizations. 

The immigration event hosted by Rep. King begins at 9am on the East side of the Capitol. The morning event will run until Noon and feature several members of Congress and national conservative leaders. Glenn Beck, who was an early supporter of the Tea Party movement will speak at the event. 

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Glenn Beck to Speak at Tea Party Patriots Rally on Wednesday

Jun 17, 2013 4:49 PM PT

Jenny Beth Martin, National coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, told Breitbart News on Monday, "Glenn Beck will speak at the Tea Party Patriots 'Audit the IRS Rally' this Wednesday on Capitol Hill."

Beck told listeners to his radio program, "I will go and stand, and I ask you to do the same," confirming his appearance as a speaker. This marks the first time Beck has called on his audience to join him at a rally since his highly successful "Restoring Honor" rally held in August 2010.

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Fellow Patriots: Rally for Freedom--and Against the IRS

Jun 17, 2013 12:13 PM PT

The time has come for men and women of integrity, with an unwavering commitment to freedom and the Constitution in their hearts, to come together once again, en masse, to show the ruling class in DC that their long train of abuses has come to an end.

Join Tea Party Patriots and many others for an Audit the IRS rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at high noon.

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IRS: Internal Revenge Service

Jun 13, 2013 1:13 PM PT

Was the IRS used as a tool of revenge against Obamacare opponents?

It may sound unbelievable, but just a few weeks ago it would have sounded equally unbelievable that the IRS would admit to targeting American citizens for the "crime" of being “Patriots” – a Watergate-esque scandal that threw the White House into crisis, forced the head of the IRS to resign, and led a senior IRS official to plead the 5th Amendment while under oath on Capitol Hill. 

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Tea Party Patriots to Organize Mass 'Audit the IRS Rally' in D.C.

Jun 4, 2013 10:00 PM PT

The Tea Party Patriots will organize a mass "Audit the IRS Rally" on June 19th in Washington, D.C. with local and national Tea Party groups to protest the IRS's targeting of conservative organizations.  

Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, told Breitbart News that the targeted witnesses that testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday "showed the IRS discrimination and abuse had very real consequences on the local coordinators of the groups affected."

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Tea Party Coalition Calls for Special Prosecutor for IRS

May 28, 2013 7:59 AM PT

The Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation has called on Congress to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate the IRS targeting of conservative organizations. The Federation is a coalition of more than 40 tea party-affiliated organizations in the Commonwealth. At least one member, the Richmond Tea Party, was singled out for scrutiny by IRS staff. 

“A special prosecutor will have the power to break through the conflicts of interest inherent in Treasury Department and Department of Justice investigations,” Mark Daugherty, chairman of the federation told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Exclusive--Tea Party Patriots Calls for Congress to Investigate IRS 'Crimes'

May 11, 2013 4:33 PM PT

Breitbart News has learned that Tea Party Patriots is asking its members to pressure Congress to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the IRS’s targeting of conservative and Tea Party organizations. 

The organization is calling on Congress to conduct “substantive” investigative hearings in the wake of recent reports that senior IRS officials knew in 2011 exactly what was going on, despite initial claims that local "low-level" employees were the only ones involved in targeting conservatives.

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IRS Apologizes for Targeting Tea Party Groups in 2012

May 10, 2013 9:06 AM PT

On Friday, the IRS apologized for singling out conservative groups, especially organizations that had "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their names, for additional reviews during the 2012 election.

According to the Associated Press, Lois Lerner, who "heads the IRS unit that overseas tax-exempt groups," said such groups were targeted and scrutinized excessively to see if they were in violation of their tax-exempt status.

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