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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Internal Revenue Service
Newly released emails by Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, show "deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as '—holes,'" according to a House committee.
Conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status had their applications denied by IRS bureaucrats who called them names like "crazies," "rabid" and other words that can't be printed in a family newspaper.
Republicans in the House say the Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its bounds one too many times — most recently, by putting conservative and tea party nonprofit applications in its crosshairs — and it's high time to get rid of the commissioner's position.
Do you want the Obama administration sharing all of your financial information with the Russian, Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments?
The Internal Revenue Service is the House of Representatives' public enemy No. 1. The agency has quietly admitted that it has lost emails for seven employees at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups, including the former employee at the heart of the scandal, Lois Lerner.
The IRS said Thursday those who fail to get health insurance this year will be fined up to $2,448 per person and as much as $12,240 for a family of five.
From destroyed hard drives at the IRS to bogus email accounts at the EPA, agency record-keeping scandals have stymied congressional investigations and are fueling calls for beefed-up enforcement of the federal records laws to prevent future tampering with critical evidence.
Opponents of President Obama's health care law notched their biggest legal win to date Tuesday, when the second-most-powerful court in the country said the administration had unlawfully extended Obamacare subsidies to millions of Americans.
Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner's computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.
The Lois G. Lerner emails released this month revealed a potentially huge loophole in federal open-records practices when an IRS tech staffer acknowledged that the agency doesn't regularly store — and never checks — instant message chats as official government records.
The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
The Justice Department is looking into former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner's lost emails and why it took her agency so long to report the missing messages to Congress and other federal authorities, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the House on Thursday.
Hanging out with Lois Lerner can be bad for your hard drive's health. Mrs. Lerner, at the center of an Internal Revenue Service political scandal that sounds ever more jaily, lost her emails in a fortuitous electro-mechanical failure.
An inter-government e-mail obtained by Congress shows that agencies mired in controversies don't just have to answer to lawmakers, but to the National Archives as well.