Jesse McCartney - Crash and Burn
The Treasury Department’s inspector general, J. Russell George, testified on Friday that he had informed senior officials of an investigation into the revenue agency’s treatment of applications for tax exemptions.
Last week, Lois Lerner, head of the tax exempt division of the Internal Revenue Service dropped a bombshell: The IRS had been applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups claiming tax exempt status.
The revelation came seemingly out of the blue, in response to a question during a panel at an American Bar Association conference, leaving the audience baffled, according to reports.
As it turns out, it was not a spontaneous revelation. The question, said outgoing IRS Commissioner Steven Miller in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday, was planted, as part of a prepared strategy for the IRS to release this information to the public.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
May 16, 2013
The IRS is facing a lawsuit after stealing 60 million medical records from 10 million patients.
Healthcare IT News reported:
The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and…
Beastie Boys - Square Wave in Unison
Here’s a brilliant track with loads of distortion and unusual time signature from their obscure 1995 hardcore EP Aglio e Olio. Yauch drew the album art. Ex-Suicidal Tendencies drummer, AWOL played drums on this EP and toured with Adam, Adam, and Mike in the mid 90s as Quasar, playing hardcore punk at small venues around the US, Japan and Australia.
Play it loud.
Lois Lerner, the senior executive in charge of the IRS tax exemption department and the federal employee at the center of the exploding scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative, evangelical and pro-Israel non-profits, was given $42,531 in bonuses between 2009 and 2011. That figure was included in data provided by the IRS in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Washington Examiner. Lerner is director of the IRS exempt organizations division, which processes and approves or denies applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status. Lerner received $17,220 for 2010, $14,691 for 2011 and $10,620 for 2012, the most recent year for which the IRS said data was available. Her annual salary in 2009 and 2010 was $172,200, and $177,000 in 2011 and 2012. With the bonuses, Lerner was paid a total of $740,931 for the four-year period.
The arrest of a US diplomat accused of being a CIA spy was linked to the Boston bombing, sources revealed today.
Russian security officials reported on Tuesday that they had briefly detained Ryan Fogle in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer.
Today sources revealed the man Mr Fogle was trying to ‘recruit’ was an FSB agent who specialized in Islamic extremism in Russia and may even have traveled to the region where the bombing suspects came from.