IRS and the Tea Party

In the News: USA Today: GOP reaction in IRS case spurs calls for probe, apology

By Gregory Korte, Fredreka Schouten and Tom Vanden Brook David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, which favors fewer campaign-finance regulations, said the IRS incident “proves Congress should not pass pending legislation to give the IRS more power over advocacy or political groups,”   Read more…

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Reaction to the IRS Apology

By Jacob Gershman …David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a pro-free speech group, draws a much different lesson in a comment to Law Blog:   The IRS has a long history of being used by presidents of both parties to attack political enemies.  It is ill suited to the job of monitoring […]

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IRS Targeted Groups For ‘Additional Review’ Based on Ideology

Here is my reaction to today’s Associated Press article that the “the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.” The IRS needs to come clean – what did they know and when did they know it?  Why has […]

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Free Speech and the IRS

Just in case there was any doubt about the relationship between the tax status of an organization and its ability to speak freely, John Podhoretz of COMMENTARY Magazine clears things up while addressing the news today that the IRS has apologized for unfairly flagging groups that had the words “Tea Party” or “Patriot” for additional […]

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