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IRS Gives “After School Satan Club” Tax-Exempt Status in 10 Days

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The Devil And Lois Lerner

From Forbes: The IRS hates patriots and loves Satan seems to be the message in some coverage of Judicial Watch’s revelation about the speedy approval of exempt status for the organization that sponsors the “After School Satan” program.  Judicial Watch’s release led with:

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Obama’s IRS gave ‘Satan Club’ creator fast tax-exempt status

From the Washington Times: Documents obtained by a government watchdog show that the originator of the “After School Satan Club” received speedy tax-exempt status while conservative groups were stuck in bureaucratic red tape under the Obama administration. Treasury Department files obtained by Judicial Watch last week show Reason Alliance in…

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‘After School Satan Club’ Gets Tax Exempt Status in 10 Days

From The Washington Free Beacon: The Internal Revenue Service granted an “After School Satan Club” their tax exempt status. The approval process for the group’s non-profit status took only 10 days, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch on Friday. The satanic club was started by Reason Alliance, a Somerville,…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

IRS Gives “After School Satan Club” Tax-Exempt Status in 10 Days

While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an “After School Satan Club” launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. The classification is offered to charitable, religious and educational organizations that

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Fire the IRS chief already, Mr. President

From the New York Post: Why is IRS Commissioner John Koskinen still in office? A growing number of Capitol Hill Republicans want to know — and they have good reason to be troubled. When he took over in 2013, Koskinen was supposed to “fix” the IRS — and in particular…

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Time to clean house and end corruption at the IRS

From The Hill: The sordid story of IRS corruption and political dirty tricks during the Obama years is widely known thanks to numerous documents and emails forced out of the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As it turns out, however, there may be much more to come.…

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IRS has 7,000 unreleased documents related to conservative and Tea Party targeting

From The Washington Examiner: The IRS has told a federal court that they’ve recently identified almost 7,000 more documents that could contain information on how the agency targeted the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party organizations or other conservative political groups starting back in 2010, according to a court document. But…

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IRS Is Fine With A Little Fraud, Rejects GAO Recommendation

From The Daily Caller: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials shot down a congressional watchdog’s plea to improve the federal tax agency’s monitoring system to prevent paying fraudsters tax returns, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. GAO officials urged the IRS to beef up oversight of tax returns after…

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IRS Admits to Court it Needs To Search 6,924 Previously Unreported Documents in Response to a 2015 Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit over IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

Agency Agrees to Begin Producing Documents by March 10, but Has Yet to Provide Timetable for Completion of Review (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported to a U.S. District Court that it located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records” relating…

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Citing Obama IRS Abuses, Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Curiae Opposing Federal Attempt to Force Public Disclosure of Nonprofit Donors

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against a lower court’s decision requiring the Independence Institute to report the names and addresses of donors after the organization ran an advertisement…

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Three New Video Clips About Judicial Watch’s December 6 ‘First 100 Days — The Anti-Corruption Agenda’ Expert Panel

Panel to be Shot Live In-Studio – Three-Camera, Broadcast Quality Live Feed to be Available Via Satellite and at Judicial Watch Website Dear Editor/Broadcaster, In just six days – Tuesday, December 6, from 11:00 to 12:00 noon – Judicial Watch will convene a panel of top experts to discuss the incoming Trump…

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Videos: Judicial Watch December 6 ‘First 100 Days’ Expert Panel Set to Discuss ‘The Anti-Corruption Agenda’

Panel to be Shot Live In-Studio – Three-Camera, Broadcast Quality Live Feed to be Available at Judicial Watch Website Media Can Access Fiber Link from Studio   Dear Editor/Broadcaster, On Tuesday, December 6 – from 11:00 to 12:00 AM – Judicial Watch will bring together a panel of top experts to discuss the incoming…

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Judicial Watch Announces a Special Panel Presentation, ‘The First 100 Days: The Anti-Corruption Agenda’

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it will convene a special educational panel on Tuesday, December 6, from 11 a.m. until 12 noon to discuss “The First 100 Days – The Anti-Corruption Agenda.” The panel will be shot live in studio with a nationwide feed. Expert panelists will…

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Another Judge Confirms: IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

From CNS News: As USA Today reported, “IRS officials in 2013 acknowledged they had singled out conservative-leaning ‘public interest’ groups for extra attention while reviewing their applications for nonprofit status … That led to a major scandal and several investigations by Congress … It also caused the resignations or firings…

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Documents Show IRS Official Admitted Targeting Groups

From CBN News: A top IRS official has admitted that Cincinnati IRS agents targeted groups requesting tax exempt status based on “party affiliation” and “guilt by association,” according to documents obtained by the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch.

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IRS aware of tea party targeting as early as 2011, watchdog finds

From the Washington Times: The IRS knew agents were targeting tea party groups through “guilt by association” as far back as 2011, according to new documents released Wednesday by Judicial Watch that show the tax agency was deeply skeptical of all the new conservative groups emerging under President Obama’s watch.

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Top IRS Official Said Agency Targeted Conservative Groups Based on ‘Guilt By Association’

From The Washington Free Beacon: A top IRS official admitted that conservative groups were targeted based on “guilt by association ” and “party affiliation,” according to newly obtained documents from the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.

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TRUMP URGED TO REOPEN CRIMINAL PROBE OF IRS

From WND: Judicial Watch said the new 1,593 pages of documentation include a statement from Holly Paz, the former IRS director of the office of Rulings and Agreements, that the agents were ignoring the actual activities of organizations, and trying to find indications they had another agenda, what they “really”…

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New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’

‘Q’s were not activity based, but guilt by association questions – like q’s asking party affiliation’ – Holly Paz, former IRS director of Office of Rulings and Agreements (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including…

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton’s Clean House Debuts at #11 on New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction List

On the Stands Just Two Weeks, Clean House is Also #18 on the Times “Combined Book and E-Book Bestsellers,” #4 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Non-Fiction List, and #1 on Amazon’s Politics and Government List  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that President Tom Fitton’s new book, Clean House:…


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