While the federal government investigates the Internal Revenue Service, one targeted organization isn’t waiting around for the ruling. True the Vote, a voting rights organization, has filed a lawsuit against the IRS.
Almost 50 people gathered outside the Internal Revenue Services building in Washington, D.C. to take part in an “IRS Flash Rally” Tuesday to show their outrage at the tax collecting agency’s improper targeting of conservative organizations.
CNN — Jodi Arias, after indicating she would ask a jury to sentence her to death after her murder conviction, instead pleaded that her life be spared Tuesday, saying she could teach people to read in prison and make a positive impact on inmates.
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POLITICO — Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself when she appears before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
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DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has an official Republican challenger, but it’s not one of the expected names. Former mayor of Cranston, R.I., and current Fort Collins rancher Steve Laffey is the first candidate to take on Hickenlooper in the 2014 gubernatorial race.
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Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) just doesn’t seem to have much luck with ‘Chevy Chases’ these days.
A couple of weeks after Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed corporation showed the world “the Liberator,” the first 3-D printed handgun, an engineer from Wisconsin has created his own more efficient version of the gun for a much lower price.
This is a prime example of one of those moments when you should think before you tweet.
New poll finds that Americans are more receptive to alternative lifestyles than they were a decade ago
Americans are becoming more accepting of alternative lifestyles, including gay or lesbian relations and premarital sex, today than they were just a decade ago, according to a new Gallup poll.
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - Zach Sobiech, a terminally ill Minnesota teenager who touched the hearts of millions of people with a farewell song he wrote to his family and friends, died Monday morning.
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It’s going to be much more difficult to avoid paying back people for those unpaid bar tabs pretty soon.
Occupy Justice Department: Foreclosed homeowners arrested protesting U.S. refusal to prosecute big banks
HUFFINGTON POST — Owners of foreclosed homes were arrested Monday during a protest outside Justice Department headquarters, where they demonstrated against prosecutors’ failure to take legal action against bankers.
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THE HILL - A new poll shows a rise in approval for the Tea Party movement, amid a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.
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Former IRS head Douglas Shulman “saddened and dismayed” by scandal, regrets that it happened under his watch
Testifying before a Congressional committee for the first time since the scandal broke, former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said that he was “saddened and dismayed” to read the Inspector General’s report on the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups and “regrets that it happened under his watch.”
D.C. Council’s Uber decision illustrates how Democrats’ special interest politics pose problems for Millennials
How is Uber’s presumably Millennial-driven customer base reacting to D.C. Council’s decision to snuff out this technological innovation? Well, let’s just say ‘not well.’
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus argued that Republicans will only be successful in future elections if they work year round to make the GOP more inclusive to Americans from all walks of life – whether they’re young or old, on welfare, from a minority or even bearded and tattooed.
Looks like Americans have another reason to dislike hipsters!
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including a hospital and at least two schools.
Read more at The New York Times.
Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert thinks that President Barack Obama and his administration are involved in so many scandals today that he’s come up with a new gadget to help him decide which one he wants to poke fun each night on his show.
While he is admittedly unable to “be objective” about the scandals plaguing his former opponent’s administration in recent weeks, former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney believes that a special counsel should be brought in to investigate why the Internal Revenue Service was improperly targeting and applying extra scrutiny to the filings made by conservative organizations.