Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman

The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.” The request comes after the DOJ refused, under the Obama Administration’s leadership, to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director.

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Illegal Immigrants Filing Tax Returns Dropping under Trump

While Americans are scrambling to meet the 2016 tax filing deadline, the number of illegal immigrants submitting their returns in the present climate are reportedly down significantly. Also, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report exposing significant refund fraud has “most certainly contributed to it,” says the taxpayer advocate department within the IRS.

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

How the Election Is ‘Rigged’ — And How it is Not

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has aroused new controversy by declaring that the 2016 presidential election is “rigged.” On the one hand, that is both an irresponsible statement, and also a potentially self-destructive one. On the other hand, it may be true.

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The New York Times Paid No Taxes in 2014

The New York Times revealed that Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss in 1995 that might have resulted in him not paying taxes in some subsequent years. But the Times itself has “avoided” paying taxes — in 2014, for example.

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Repeal the Christian Gag Rule: Johnson Amendment Allows Continued IRS Targeting

When Donald Trump addresses the Values Voters Summit on September 9th, he will tell the assembled Christians that it is time to get the IRS out of the pulpit. And he will encourage the assorted evangelical and Catholic activists, who have gathered in Washington, D.C. for this event, to surge out of their churches and reoccupy the public square.

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

New Revelations in Obama IRS Scandal

Last week we revealed to the public more about the IRS’s historic abuse of power. We released 294 pages of FBI documents showing that top IRS officials in Washington, including Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, knew that the agency was specifically targeting “Tea Party” and other conservative organizations two full years before disclosing it to Congress and the public.

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