Today, Citizens United President David N. Bossie made the following statement in response to Lois Lerner’s email attacking Citizens United: “Ms. Lerner and the Obama Administrations efforts to silence conservative non-profits as a result of our Supreme Court decision are disgusting. Citizens United led the charge that restored free political speech with our Supreme Court […]
As if there hasn’t been enough controversy coming out of this Administration’s IRS, the most recent debacle is one for the ages. Last Friday, the IRS put out a statement claiming Lois Lerner’s emails from 2011, which are the focal point of the political targeting investigation, have vanished due to a systemic failure of her […]
New revelations out this week show that disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner was a key player in the Justice Department’s foiled scheme: “tax-exempt groups engaging in politics.” The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has discovered, via an interview with Richard Pilger (Head of the Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Branch), that Lois […]
My organization Citizens United, with over 500,000 grassroots members, is synonymous with defending free speech. The political establishment has always tried to protect the political class by silencing criticism through the force of law, but in 2010 we defeated them in front of the Supreme Court. We have a winning track record, which frightens the […]
Washington, DC — Citizens United filed comprehensive comments opposing the oppressive regulations proposed by President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service. You can view the full filing here. You can also view an outline of the filing here. “The ongoing IRS scandal first reported last year does not give President Obama’s IRS the authority to change the […]
For a former constitutional law professor, President Obama sure likes to bludgeon our sacred First Amendment every chance he gets. He also prefers unilateral rule changes by the executive branch to going through our pesky legislative process. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court granting cert to review a likely First Amendment religious freedom […]
“I want to abolish the IRS and create a new entity,” David Bossie, president of Citizens United told The Daily Ticker in a previous interview. ‘This organization is so distrusted and so broken, it actually would be a healthy thing for the American people to demand we abolish it and create something new.” “Given the […]
With the possible exception of Congress, few government institutions are held in such low regard as the Internal Revenue Service. The nation’s tax collector is never popular, but the IRS has come under intense scrutiny this year amid revelations its agents targeted Tea Party groups in what appears to be a politically motivated crackdown against […]
As the IRS scandal continues to take shape and the massive overreach of one of the most powerful agencies in Big Government becomes even more apparent, it becomes frightening to think this same agency will soon be heavily involved in your personal healthcare situation. Read more at Breitbart.com here.
As Washington sizzles in scandal, an all too familiar playbook is coming out of hibernation from the 1990s. I was the chief investigator of the then-named U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the infamous Clinton scandals. When former President Clinton was mired in a number of scandals those in his […]
When will the White House release a full description of all substantive White House visits by all IRS officials and what those meetings were about and with whom? On June 1, I wrote a column for Breitbart.com that focused on the roughly 150 visits former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman made to the White House during […]
An independent investigation by a special counsel is tailor made for the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal. In instances like this, national leaders like the President and Attorney General of the United States must transcend politics and make restoring trust in government the paramount issue. Read more at Breitbart.com here.