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

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Judicial Watch Sues IRS Over Email Preservation

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain records relating to the agency’s “preservation and/or retention” of the email records of officials who have left the agency since January 2010. (Judicial Watch v.…

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Tax cheat: IRS releases a few of the 7,000 documents it has withheld since 2013

From the World Tribune: IRS officials admitted the agency used “inappropriate political labels” in screening tax-exempt applications of Tea Party and other conservative groups, newly released documents show. Also among 695 pages of new documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit were records indicating the…

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IRS sued again, this time for distributing taxpayers’ info

From WND: The Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act case seeks to force the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services to reveal records about their sharing of private taxpayer information under Obamacare. Even though Obamacare is expected to be repealed by the new Republican Congress, until that…

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Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial Congressional Investigation

First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page Cache Uncovered Last Month (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations.  Other…

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IRS chief is unexpected survivor in Trump era

From The Hill: One of Republicans’ least favorite Obama administration officials remains in his position: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Some Republicans lawmakers have asked President Trump to ask for Koskinen’s resignation. The commissioner’s term expires in November, but he has said he would step aside sooner if asked by the…

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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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