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Ku Klux Act passed by Congress
With passage of the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan .
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
The IRS's Torrent of Abuses
The media are finding it harder to cover up the IRS's abuses of power, but they keep trying.
Milbank: Invoking Joe McCarthy
I have here in my hand a list of six people who think Darrell Issa is a fellow traveler of Joseph McCarthy.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Top Fed officials consider enforcement issue at closed meeting
The U.S. Federal Reserve's Board of Governors took the unusual step of considering an enforcement issue on Thursday, less than two months after Chair Janet Yellen pledged that top officials would have more direct involvement in such decisions.
Could an Overhaul to the Federal Giving Drive Do More Harm Than Good?
The Office of Personnel Management ignored many complaints lodged by stakeholders in the annual federal employees' giving drive when it drafted revisions to the campaign's overhaul, and several lawmakers are not happy about it.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Uncovered IRS emails show Lerner talked with DOJ about pursuing 'political' groups
Newly uncovered emails show Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal, was talking with the Justice Department about going after groups seeking tax-exempt status, just days before she publicly acknowledged the agency was targeting Tea Party and other organizations.
Activist: Cummings' Questions 'Eerily Similar' to IRS Probe
Conservative activist Catherine Engelbrecht said the questions Maryland Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings asked her during a hearing in February sounded "eerily similar" to what the Internal Revenue Service asked her after her organization applied for nonprofit status.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Out-of-water survival craft at issue in House bill
Marine safety experts are angry about a House vote this month to change a provision of a law Congress adopted in 2010 to make travel on the water safer.
Tax Day: Obama's Favorite Holiday
So it's tax day. The day that all Americans make good on their promise to our government to pay our fair share, and fund the good things that our elected leaders deem appropriate.
White Collar Crime Prof Blog
Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
The Committee action will be referred to the entire House of Representatives for its consideration.
Why Darrell Issa's New IRS Scandal Accusation Makes No Sense
It's no secret that Reps. Darrell Issa and Elijah Cummings don't get along. Last month, Issa cut off Cummings' microphone at a hearing on the IRS scandal.
'Phony scandal' update: 3 out of 4 Sunday shows ignore latest IRS revelations
The lack of focus on the IRS "phony scandal" shouldn't be surprising anymore, and yet, it never ceases to amaze : Over the last seven days, three major revelations have emerged surrounding the IRS' targeting of Tea Party groups.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Are "moderate Democrats" extinct?: James Varney/links
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks during the AARP convention at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans in 2012 There are two reasons the phrase "moderate Democrat" never finds traction in modern American discourse.
The Daily Caller
Lois Lerner sits in her lavish house on $2.4 million property as she awaits possible contempt charge
Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner is living the life of a private citizen at her more-than $2.4 million property in Bethesda, Md.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
President of True the Vote responds to Cummings allegations
Revelations last week that the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, was in contact with the IRS in order to target the Texas-based conservatie group True the Vote is just "the tip of a very ugly iceberg" according to the group's president Catherine Engelbrecht, Engelbrecht filed a complaint against Cummings in ... (more)
CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings,...
The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: 'Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women.
Kathleen Sebelius' legacy on Obamacare: Failure or success?
President Barack Obama applauds after announcing Director of the Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius , during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, April 11, 2014.
The Heritage Foundation
IRS Scandal Continues: An IRS Employee Urged People to Reelect Obama
The latest news from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel about illegal political activities at the IRS will certainly not help the administration's current narrative that there is not a "smidgen of corruption" at the IRS.
True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat
Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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