IRS official Lois Lerner pled her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at congressional hearings in the ever-widening IRS scandal May 22, as it became increasingly apparent that senior Obama administration officials knew the IRS was discriminating against conservative and Tea Party groups more than a year ago and did nothing to stop it.
Drawing fire from critics, the DOJ has been investigating a Fox News reporter for his allegedly “classified” newsgathering activities.
True the Vote, the nation's leading voters’ rights organization, filed suit in federal court in Washington, D.C., against the IRS. True the Vote is asking the court to grant its long-awaited tax-exempt status and is seeking damages for delays in the processing of its application.
Chicago’s stringent gun laws are so severe they border on the absurd. It has just been brought to the attention of Chicago Alderman Edward Burke that Chicago law bars city museums from displaying unloaded guns. In response, Burke has introduced an ordinance that would allow museums to display unloaded guns classified as “curios or relics.”
While Americans have gradually come to realize that the Internal Revenue Service was used as a partisan tool to attack the Tea Party movement over two election cycles, it is increasingly clear this scandal may become the biggest of the three scandals that rocked the Obama administration last week.