PostPartisan: irs


Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Insiders: The IRS, the Democrats’ cat’s paw

There is an ominous pattern emerging of the IRS being involved on behalf of the president’s political interests.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, frank vandersloot, irs, lois lerner, Republicans, targeting, The Insiders

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013

The Insiders: The World War II Memorial is not a political prop

The White House tried to use the World War II Memorial as a stage to blame Republicans for the government shutdown, but the tactic backfired.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, government shutdown, irs, Republicans, The Insiders, world war II memorial

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013

The Insiders: Does the White House think no one will notice the Obamacare hypocrisy?

The administration's hypocrisy on Obamacare and the economy is going to fuel the resentment of voters, which will lead to trouble for Democrats in November 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, irs, obamacare, The Insiders, unions

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Killing Obamacare through the IRS

Karen Finney's conspiracy theory about the Republican Party, the IRS "scandal" and Obamacare turns out to be real.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Using the IRS 'scandal' to (try to) kill Obamacare

A conspiracy theory about the real intentions of Darrell Issa's IRS investigations gets validation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013

'Shameful' conduct from Issa on the IRS

As with most things involving the House Oversight committee chairman, you have to separate fact from fiction.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013

A less-fragile economy

The long, long winter of America's economic discontent is finally thawing, just in time to help restore Obama's footing.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush, Clinton, economy, irs, obama, Reagan

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The Insiders: Obama uses the economy as a smokescreen to hide the scandals

Rather than be honest about our economic troubles, Obama and his allies seize on distortions.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, irs, scandal, The Insiders

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The Insiders: What does the president not know, and is he satisfied not knowing it?

The IRS scandal begs the question of what else President Obama doesn't know. Does his staff regularly keep information from him? And why?

By Ed Rogers  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, scandal, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The Insiders: A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable

Obama has two choices: Appoint a special prosecutor now or later.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Look beyond the 1990s for a full picture of presidential approval

Economic performance supplies the context, but other events can affect presidential approval

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  approval ratings, Associate Press, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, irs, Richard Nixon

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/21/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs a plan

President Obama should go on the offensive and turbocharge an effort for corporate tax reform, open an aggressive debate about entitlement eligibility and means testing, and delay the implementation of ObamaCare.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, doj, entitlement reform, irs, obamacare, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The Insiders: 'Nothing to see here' is not a viable strategy

President Obama and the White House want the scandals they face to disappear, but they are going to face increased scrutiny in the days ahead.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, irs, sarah hall ingram, The Insiders

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/16/2013

The Insiders: White House spins the scandals

Jay Carney is going to have a hard time remembering all of the lies and half-truths related to the scandals the Obama Administration is currently facing.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, irs, Jack Lew, jay carney, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/16/2013

When will the hurting stop for President Obama?

Seizure of reporters' phone records may do the most harm

By Carter Eskew  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Benghazi, CIA, Howard Baker, irs, obama, Watergate, White House

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 05/15/2013

The president's IRS comments make things worse

Throwing fuel on a scandal's fire

By Ed Rogers  |  07:16 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, The Insiders

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Obama goes after the IRS

The president was stern, angry and clear in what he wants. Finally.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Obama and the IRS: Time to act

Obama didn't direct the IRS to target his critics. But he is going to have shake things up to make sure this doesn't happen again.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:04 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/14/2013

PostScript: Will and Watergates

Readers respond to Will's column on new Obama scandal

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george will, irs, Justice Department, PostScript, President Barack Obama, Watergate

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The Insiders: Don't stall Mr. President: It's time for a special prosecutor.

The growing IRS scandal is a perfect example of when we need an independent counsel to investigate. Republicans need to lead the call for a special prosecutor to be appointed.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, irs, The Insiders

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Insiders: The Obama IRS nightmare is just getting started

The details are just starting to come to light, but the targeting of tea Party and patriot groups by the Obama IRS is a scandal that could affect the November 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, irs, Tea Party, The Insiders

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/10/2013

The IRS scandal will test everyone

If initial reports are true, a real Obama administration scandal has finally arrived. Now we'll see how everyone plays it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs