New IRS Commissioner Avoids Key Questions at Hearing

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a public hearing today on the state of the IRS with new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen as the sole witness. The hearing marks Koskinen’s first appearance before Congress since his confirmation hearing in mid-December. Covering a broad range of topics, Koskinen repeatedly mentioned during today’s hearing […]

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Daily Media Links 2/5: ACLU Comments on Proposed IRS Rules, Wall Street Journal: Taking the IRS Fifth, Washington Post: With early attacks against Senate Democrats, AFP emerges as GOP’s most powerful ally, and more…

CCP ACLU Comments on Proposed IRS Rules  By Joe Trotter The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments to the IRS on the proposed rules for governing 501(c) political activity earlier today (which can be found at this link), expressing concerns with the proposed rule and urging the agency to adopt a bright-line standard for political […]

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ACLU Comments on Proposed IRS Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments to the IRS on the proposed rules for governing 501(c) political activity earlier today (which can be found at this link), expressing concerns with the proposed rule and urging the agency to adopt a bright-line standard for political activity. The ACLU notes that the proposed blackout of candidate […]

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In the News: Politico: Republicans turn up IRS rhetoric as elections loom

By Rachel Bade That’s misleading for a number of reasons. Eric Wang of the Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes the rules, said the “rules themselves [would be] nonpartisan” and would “affect left-wing groups and right-wing groups equally” — except if there are more conservative nonprofits than liberal ones. But these details don’t really matter in elections, experts […]

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Amicus Brief: Family PAC v. Ferguson

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Daily Media Links 2/4: Politico: Republicans turn up IRS rhetoric as elections loom, Washington Post: An unexpected legacy of Citizens United: More money to finance GOP’s intraparty war, Washington Examiner: Can Mitch McConnell stop President Obama’s political abuse of the IRS?, and more…

In the News Politico: Republicans turn up IRS rhetoric as elections loom By Rachel Bade That’s misleading for a number of reasons. Eric Wang of the Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes the rules, said the “rules themselves [would be] nonpartisan” and would “affect left-wing groups and right-wing groups equally” — except if there are more conservative nonprofits […]

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Daily Media Links 2/3: NY Times: Maher Wants His Show to Decide a House Race, Washington Post: The exciting war to make secretaries of state more boring, Mediaite: Dinesh D’Souza Tells Hannity Indictment Could Be ‘Payback’ for Anti-Obama Film, and more…

Independent Groups NY Times: Maher Wants His Show to Decide a House Race  By Bill Carter After some culling and analysis, one member of Congress will be selected, and the show will follow up through November with examples of what it considers terrible work by that representative. Mr. Maher will make occasional visits to that member’s district to perform […]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.