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Video Roundup: IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again (Video)

On July 30th, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing titled, “IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again.” The hearing, which looked into ways reforms could help prevent future IRS targeting of people and organizations based on their political beliefs, features Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating, super-lawyer Cleta […]

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Forbes: After Public Outcry, IRS To ‘Reconsider’ Its Attempt To Police Non-Profit Speech (In the News)

By Luke Wachob Citizens and organizations alike noted that the proposed rule would shut down a number of common, non-partisan functions that non-profits perform to promote social welfare. For example, the rule would reclassify voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote drives, meet-the-candidate forums, grassroots lobbying of elected officials and candidates, and the production of nonpartisan voter guides as “candidate-related political activity.” Once […]

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WND: ‘Rotten, broken IRS cannot be repaired’ (In the News)

By Jerome R. Corsi “Get the IRS out of the ‘speech police business’ as soon as possible,” David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics testified. “The IRS has proved it is incompetent at policing speech.” He argued the current law as written places political advocacy groups seeking tax-favored status at the mercy of IRS agents who […]

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Slate: New IRS Bombshell: Lois Lerner Bemoaned Right-Wing Crazies (In the News)

By David Weigel No, it is not over. This morning, a smaller-than-usual group of House Oversight Committee members waged a friendly IRS scandal interrogation of four conservative witnesses, from Cleta Mitchell (who’s representing some Tea Party groups in a lawsuit) to David Keating (formerly at the Club for Growth, now at the Center for Competitive […]

Filed Under: In the News, IRS, IRS and the Tea Party, Quotes CCP

Is the IRS Investigation Worth the Cost?

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing, on Wednesday, titled, “IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again.”  The hearing covered many potentially useful proposals to prevent future political targeting by the IRS – from placing a time limit on the IRS’s review process for tax-exempt organizations to reforming civil service laws […]

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Testimony of David Keating to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Solutions for Preventing a Future IRS Scandal

Statement of David Keating President, Center for Competitive Politics on “IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again” Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform United States House of Representatives July 30, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Center for Competitive […]

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Overwhelmingly Opposed: An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking

Overwhelmingly Opposed An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking By Matt Nese and Kelsey Drapkin Less than seven months after news broke that the Internal Revenue Service had been singling out conservative-leaning groups’ applications for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status for higher scrutiny, the Service proposed new […]

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New Mexico Watchdog: Tom Udall named in ethics complaint over IRS letter (In the News)

By Rob Nikolewski SANTA FE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico was one of nine Senate Democrats listed in a complaint filed Tuesday with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, arguing the senators improperly contacted the Internal Revenue Service to investigate nonprofit political groups. “Richard Nixon faced impeachment charges for attempting to use the IRS for political purposes,” said David […]

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Slate: Libertarians File Ethics Complaints Against Senators Who Asked the IRS to Look Into Campaign Spending (In the News)

By David Weigel The campaign to browbeat liberals out of their campaign finance reform push continues today, as the Center for Competitive Politics, run by a former FEC commissioner (Bradley Smith, who won the $250,000 conservative Bradley Prize for his work) and a former Club for Growth leader (David Keating), files an ethics complaint asking […]

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Oregonian: Conservative group files ethics complaint against Jeff Merkley and other Democrats in IRS probe (In the News)

By Jeff Mapes Merkley’s Republican opponent, Monica Wehby, has been criticizing the senator for the IRS complaint for months, and on Tuesday she called it a “legitimate scandal.  Trying to use the IRS to target your political enemies is an ethics violation.” The complaint charged that the senators were seeking to deter conservative groups from getting involved in […]

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