IRS Targeting Program Update

Revelations from Congressional investigations into the IRS targeting program last week continue to cast doubt on the veracity of the agency’s narrative that the targeting was perpetrated by “rogue” agents. According to IRS employee Gary Muthert of the Cincinnati branch, his supervisor explained to him that “Washington, D.C. wanted some cases,” when told to look […]

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In the News: The Hill: WWJD about the IRS?

The Hill: WWJD about the IRS? By Eric Wang On the question of whether to submit to secular taxation, Jesus famously advised the Jews to “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” In response to the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal, Congress should take a page […]

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In the News: Roll Call: IRS Scandal Spurs Overdue Debate on Agency’s Regulations

By Eliza Newlin Carney …At least now, the nation is wading into a long-overdue public debate over where such lines should be drawn. It’s a question that urgently needs settling now that the Supreme Court has unleashed a flood of new election-minded tax-exempt groups with its 2010 ruling to deregulate political spending. These organizations operate […]

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In the News: News Channel 3 Live: John Samples discusses the IRS scandal

CCP Academic Advisor John Samples discusses the IRS scandal with WWMT’s News Channel 3 Live:

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In the News: Cato Institute: The I.R.S. Takes Aim at the Tea Party (David Keating)

CCP President David Keating discusses the IRS targeting of conservative groups with the Cato Institute:

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In the News: The Big Picture: The real story…why the IRS targeted the Tea Party

CCP President David Keating sat down with Thom Hartmann to discuss the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups (begins at 32:20):

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In the News: Washington Free Beacon: Under Pressure

CCP Chairman Brad Smith and President David Keating spoke with Washington Free Beacon reporter Alana Goodman about members of Congress pressuring the IRS to investigate non-profits: Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, said Levin should not be surprised that the IRS was caught targeting Tea Party groups when senators are sending these […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: Blame Campaign Finance Crusaders for IRS Mess

Daily Caller: Blame Campaign Finance Crusaders for IRS Mess By CCP Academic Advisor John Samples In early 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Citizens United, which prevents the federal government from suppressing speech by businesses and other groups. The decision freed up so-called “super PACs,” which are widely regarded as having had a pernicious influence […]

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In the News: Heartland Institute: The Taxman Cometh (for Tea Partiers)

By Ross Kaminsky …The petty tyrants at the IRS have added to the distrust, even dislike, of government by many Americans — not just committed conservatives or Tea Party activists. It will make every attempt to increase the size and intrusiveness of government — including the implementation of Obamacare which requires many thousands of regulatory […]

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In the News: The Hill: SEC nears decision on requiring businesses to disclose donations

Ben Goad wrote an article about the SEC’s proposed disclosure rule quoting CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson: …Further, some contend that shareholders themselves are opposed to the rules. In several publicized votes, investors have rejected the plan, noted Allen Dickerson, legal director for the nonprofit Center for Competitive Politics, which promotes First Amendment protections. Dickerson […]

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