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IRS Commissioner Ousted

Top official takes the fall for targeting tea party

May 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attempting to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that......

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LogHog

May-16-13 3:27 AM

Patsy. Time for special counsel but who can Holder appt. that would appear "unbiased"

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zip064

May-16-13 4:21 AM

IMPEACHMENT is in order, as well.

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Gooseman

May-16-13 5:17 AM

WASHINGTON –- The White House on Wednesday released the full set of emails surrounding the Obama administration’s development of talking points describing the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in response to continuing charges from congressional Republicans that there was a massive political “cover-up” of what transpired there. Nothing in the emails supports theories that the talking points were changed in order to influence the 2012 election.

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Gooseman

May-16-13 5:18 AM

Impeachment? LOL

No "Watergate" here either.

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zip064

May-16-13 5:20 AM

Now we know -- Team Obama both corrupt and incompetent

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justmytake

May-16-13 6:23 AM

I know you were just following orders Jake old buddy but I still have to throw you under the bus.

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whg2ga

May-16-13 7:13 AM

Oddly enough, he resigns wiht all of 30 days left on his term. Dude was leaving anyways.

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dyingov

May-16-13 7:20 AM

So "fire" the dude that will get his federal retirement, early!

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TrollSlayer

May-16-13 7:32 AM

Goosy, "no watergate"? So since Obama’s IRS’s illegal targeted audits of conservative groups didn’t specifically mention the campaign those crimes were ok?

I suppose since the CIA’s emails criticizing the Obama’s State Department’s efforts to obscure the facts related to Benghazi didn’t specifically mention the campaign that makes the Administration’s lies to the American people ok, too? Seriously?

Keep squirming, Goosy. Keep backtracking, Barry. The American people will get to the bottom of your crooked Administration’s crimes. “What difference, at this point, does it make?” is wearing out.

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daWraith

May-16-13 8:33 AM

So many scandals going on at once in this administration, we need a scorecard.

"The White House on Wednesday released 94 pages of emails between top administration and intelligence officials who helped shape the talking points about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that the CIA would provide to policymakers in both the legislative and executive branches.

The documents, first reported by THE WEEKLY STANDARD in articles here and here, directly contradict claims by White House press secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the revisions of those talking points were driven by the intelligence community and show heavy input from top Obama administration officials, particularly those at the State Department. "

So emails on Benghazi gate show lies but on IRS-gate do not?

Pass the Advil, please!!!!

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Triton

May-16-13 8:36 AM

Watergate was a clown job where Repub clowns broke in the party headquaters of Dem clowns. No citizens were involved, or harmed. Nixon did not know about it but lied about it afterward, and was forced to resign over that. This seems much larger. That a powerful gov agency used political payback as a reason to target citizens for what they say, where they go, who they meet with may be the worst thing that has happend in this country in decades, maybe ever. People targeted by the most powerful agency in the land doing political hit jobs. For who? No one just did that on their own, it had to have been known further up, in fact the head of the IRS who left knew it. If an Obama appointee knew it or did it, its hard to imagine that Obama, close staffers and campaign stooges did not know it, suggest it, and condone it. Watergate had no effect on our daily lives, it was just stupid. This does effect the 49% of us who pay taxes and its evil beyond imagination. No excuse for this.

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Thebudman

May-16-13 9:43 AM

FOX19 has also confirmed those four Cincinnati employees made large requests of information from:

•The Richmond, Virginia Tea Party in January of 2012. •The Ohio Liberty Council in January of 2012.. •Dan Backer, a lawyer based in Washington D.C. who helped six small conservative groups apply for 501c4 status in February of 2012. •The Liberty Township Tea Party in March of 2012.

One of FOX19's two sources went on say that these four IRS workers claim "they simply did what their bosses ordered." FOX19 reported on Tuesday that the report by the Office of Inspector General states that senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting Tea Party groups as early as 2011.

In fact, according to that report, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax exempt organizations, was told on June 29, 2011 that groups with 'Tea Party', 'Patriot' or '9/12 Project' in their names were being flagged for additional, and often burdensome, scrutiny.

While the IRS is pointing a

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Thebudman

May-16-13 9:44 AM

While the IRS is pointing at 'two rogue employees,' the number of organizations that were singled out has swelled to nearly 500, according to Rep. Congressmen Darryl Issa and Ohio's Jim Jordan.

FOX News is also reporting that at least two Cincinnati agents have been subpoenaed to testify before congress on Monday.

Monday should be interesting

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Thebudman

May-16-13 9:58 AM

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Thebudman

May-16-13 9:59 AM

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff May 15, 2013 7:37 am MSNBC host Chris Matthews criticized President Obama for his mishandling of recent scandals, including the IRS targeting conservative groups.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: He does run the IRS. He runs the Treasury Department. He runs the United States government, and he is accountable for it, and this is nonsensical.

Chris Matthews!!!

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daWraith

May-16-13 10:02 AM

OOOOOOOH Opie "fires" somebody who already announced their resignation!!!

How muy Macho, dude!!!

When the ***k is this DISGRACE of a PRESIDENT going to STOP campaigning FOR the Presidency and actually stand up and BE the bleeping PRESIDENT??

Back in the day, Democrats had some REAL MEM like give 'em {Hell} Harry Truman: "The buck stops HERE"

Today " Buck, what Buck?? It is BUSH's fault. Blame Cheney. Blame Romney. I was not aware.... I don't recall .... I didn't inhale.... depends on what the meaning of "is" is..... blah blah"

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Thebudman

May-16-13 10:15 AM

If they impeach obama, we will have biden.

not funny

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richardwhee

May-16-13 10:37 AM

Let's lit the many scandals get so deep that they all in the White House sink. They said Nixon was bad! Look what we have now.

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richardwhee

May-16-13 10:38 AM

Should be "Let"

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ShempH

May-16-13 11:23 AM

Outside of the Democratic Party no one else believes Miller is nothing more then a scapegoat. I also wonder how much of a golden parachute awaits Miller to take this fall.

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ValleySenior

May-16-13 12:06 PM

This President has brought true Chlcago style politics to the Whitehouse...Lies - Deceit - Dishonesty - Mendacity

Impeachment should be considered at this time.

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TrollSlayer

May-16-13 12:07 PM

So an IRS chief who was retiring in 2 months was asked to retire 2 months earlier. You sure handled that one tough, Barry. That'll be a strong signal to all the other lawbreakers in your Administration. LOL

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daWraith

May-16-13 2:24 PM

Q: Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on April 22?

A: I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the (inspector general) report...'

BWHAHAHAHAAHAH!

Barry the Backpedaller!

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Thebudman

May-16-13 4:17 PM

California congressman Devin Nunes made the claim yesterday that the Justice Department wiretapped telephones in the House of Representative's Cloak Room, an exclusive part of the Capitol where members are able to privately interact with one another. Nunes made the claim on Hugh Hewitt's radio show.

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Thebudman

May-16-13 4:29 PM

Just in case you have forgotten, the National Debt now exceeds $16.8 Trillion.

Thanks obama

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