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New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election

New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election
The Internal Revenue Service says it won't come out with new proposed rules for so-called dark money groups until late spring at the earliest, increasing the likelihood that no changes will take effect before the 2016 elections.
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Fox News on Ebola: Be Afraid Because…Benghazi! IRS! Obamacare!

Fox News on Ebola: Be Afraid Because…Benghazi! IRS! Obamacare!
Everyone's favorite laughing stock/terrifying propaganda machine has been using the Ebola scare to heighten the power of their fright machine. Fox News host Gretchen Carlson literally sums up everything about Fox News with this helping of word salad while talking about Ebola.
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Using Public Funds to Hire Private Firms to Collect Public Funds: The IRS and Outsourcing

Using Public Funds to Hire Private Firms to Collect Public Funds: The IRS and Outsourcing
How do you make the IRS even more scary? Hire private firms to relentlessly harass Americans that owe it money.
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Rules Change for Dark Money Groups Won't Kick In Til After Election, IRS Says

Rules Change for Dark Money Groups Won't Kick In Til After Election, IRS Says
There was some small hope that the IRS would effect some common sense rules changes prior to this year's elections, but those hopes have been dashed. Dark money groups will continue their unfettered spending after the IRS announced a delay in a reporting change for 'social welfare' nonprofits.
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WATCH: House Members Spar in Darrell Issa's Kangaroo Court-Like Oversight Committee

WATCH: House Members Spar in Darrell Issa's Kangaroo Court-Like Oversight Committee
At the kangaroo court that is GOP Representative Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee, no dissent is tolerated. When Elijah Cummings (D-MD) tried to counter a particularly egregious infraction by the chairman, his microphone was promptly silenced. Issa couldn't silence Cummings' outrage, though. Watch the video.
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ALEC Prepares Switch to 'Social Welfare' Group as IRS Investigation Shines Light in Dark Corners

ALEC Prepares Switch to 'Social Welfare' Group as IRS Investigation Shines Light in Dark Corners
Facing an Internal Revenue Service inquiry on tax fraud charges, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is effectively acknowledging that its status as a charity may be a cover for its real work as a multi-million dollar lobby for some of the nation’s largest and richest corporations. Cue up the back-up plan: a "social welfare" organization able to engage in unlimited lobbying. The only reason this hasn't happened yet is because donors would not be able to deduct their contributions on federal tax forms.
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Glass Houses Dispatch: Millions in Back Taxes Owed By IRS Employees

Glass Houses Dispatch: Millions in Back Taxes Owed By IRS Employees
Nearly 700 employees of Internal Revenue Service contractors owe $5.4 million in back taxes, said a report Wednesday by the agency's inspector general.
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For Better or Worse: Same Sex Couple OK'ed To File Taxes Jointly

For Better or Worse: Same Sex Couple OK'ed To File Taxes Jointly
Same-sex couples took one more step closer to marriage equality throughout the land Thursday as they now join the ranks of Americans who can complain about the marriage penalty - or thank their lucky stars for the marriage bonus - come April 15th every year.
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Et Tu, IRS? Tax Agency Also Using Secret Spy Data?

Et Tu, IRS? Tax Agency Also Using Secret Spy Data?
Following up on exclusive reporting from earlier this week about how the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency uses NSA surveillance data and tips from a secretive unit called the Special Operations Divisions (SOD) to initiate investigations, Reuters on Thursday reveals that the Internal Revenue Service was aware of and may have also used these "unconstitutional" tactics.
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Issa's McCarthy Act: House Reps Condemn IRS Witch-hunt

Issa's McCarthy Act: House Reps Condemn IRS Witch-hunt
Video: Democratic House Representatives Gerry Connolly and Elijah Cummings slam Republican hack Darrell Issa over misleading testimony regarding the ongoing IRS pseudo-scandal. Witnesses have given no credence to Issa's representation of the involvement of the White House.
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