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HOUSTON, TX. May 21, 2013 - True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights organization, filed suit in federal court in Washington today against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), asking the Court to grant its long-awaited tax exempt status and seeking damages for the unlawful actions by the IRS in the processing of its application for exempt status.  ActRight Legal Foundation, a 501(c)3 fundamental rights and public interest law firm represents True the Vote in the lawsuit.
“We’ve been waiting for three years to receive a decision from the IRS about our tax exempt status,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “After answering hundreds of questions and producing thousands of documents, we’re done waiting. The IRS does not have the power to pocket veto our application. Federal law empowers groups like True the Vote to force a decision in court – which is precisely what we aim to do.”


The White House of Cards

Updated May 22, 2013

Coverage of the Obama Administration scandals - IRS targeting conservative groups, DOJ/AP scandal, Benghazi lies, & Extortion 17 (the deaths of SEAL Team 6 members who were outed by the Obama adminstration).

We've now added back into the mix, at the request of a friend of TP911, the Fast and Furious scandal, the Pigford scandal, and "other" agency abuses of power in our coverage of the "White House of Cards".

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IRS Targets Conservatives

Posted May 22, 2013

40 PHOTOS: Conservatives March on the IRS Building; IRS Agents Respond by Mocking Protesters [Amalaur]

Homeland Security monitors tea party at Florida IRS protest

Top IRS official will invoke the Fifth Amendment in congressional hearing about tea party targeting program

Why You Can't Trust the White House (Even If Nobody's Lying) - Shifting stories cast doubts on answer to core question: Did Team Obama know about IRS abuse in real time?

WH Admits to Conversations About How to Spin IRS Scandal

IRS Worker Used Federal Plastic For Amazon Buys

Posted May 21, 2013

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Urged Feds to Investigate True the Vote in 2010

Looking past the obvious in the IRS scandal

Did Obama and IRS Union Boss Talk Tea Party? WH Won't Say

Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

Is This the 'Smoking Gun' That Ties the IRS Scandal to the White House?

The Washington Post Fact-Check on Lois Lerner and the IRS Is Blistering

IRS Scandal: Armed Police 'Escort' Reporters Through Cincinnati Office

IRS targeted conservative college interns

5 Troubling Questions About The IRS Scandal


IRS Abuse ~ Share Your Story

DOJ "Monitors" AP Reporters

Posted May 21, 2013

By Badge, Phone & Email: Here's How Obama's DOJ Snooped on Top Fox News Reporter

Report: Justice Department targeted TWO Fox News Channel reporters and a producer for talking with government sources


Posted May 21, 2013

PJM EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

Exclusive: Hillary's Benghazi 'Scapegoat' Speaks Out

Posted May 20, 2013

US smuggling weapons to Syrian rebels: The real Benghazi story - Asian Tribune

Extortion 17 (SEAL Team 6)

Posted May 17, 2013

Afghanistan's Benghazi: The Shoot-Down of Extortion 17

Posted May 16, 2013

Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures

Extortion 17 Memorial Site

Fast and Furious Scandal

Posted May 21, 2013

Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

IG Report Confirms: DOJ Official Smeared Fast and Furious Whistleblower John Dodson

Pigford Scandal

Posted May 21, 2013

Pigford's Players Signal Bigger Scandal Worthy of Investigation

Obama's Pigford Scandal & Breitbart Was Right

"Other" Agency Abuses of Power

Posted May 21, 2013

FBI, OSHA, ATF, IRS targeted 'True the Vote' founder

DOJ's Witch Hunt Against True the Vote

UNREAL!… IRS Shake Down of 'True the Vote' Involved Visits From FBI, OSHA and ATF – Who Checked Gun Safe (Video)

The Establishment vs. the Tea Party

Updated May 22, 2013

Looking past the obvious in the IRS scandal

Did the NRSC sabotage a Tea Party-backed U.S. Senatorial candidate's campaign in 2010?

The NRCC shuns a Republican Tea Party-backed House candidate

G.O.P. establishment ensures defeat of a Tea Party-backed House candidate

U.S. Attorney Investigating Fox News Donated to Obama

Posted May 22, 2013

The US Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen - the man responsible for the aggressive surveillance and phone record scrutiny at Fox News - is also a big donor to the Obama Campaigns. At the time of his appointment, the Washington Post wrote a profile on Machen including this tidbit:  

Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama's campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation's political radar, according to campaign finance records. 

Furthermore, in June of 2012, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about the appointment of Mr. Machen to head-up the leaks investigation. During the questioning Sen. Cornyn revealed that not only was Machen a donor to the Obama campaign, he was also a volunteer for Obama for America. Cornyn called into question whether he could conduct the leaks investigation in a fair and non-partisan way.


Exclusive--Levin: McConnell 'Orchestrating' Immigration Bill 'from the Shadows'

Posted May 22, 2013

Nationally-syndicated conservative radio host Mark Levin, one of the signers of the Tea Party coalition letter calling on lawmakers to prevent the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill from reaching the Senate floor, told Breitbart News Mitch McConnell is the one pulling the strings behind the bill.

“It is obvious McConnell has been orchestrating this from the shadows,” Levin said in an email. “From encouraging Marco Rubio to join this silly ‘Gang’ to smoothing the way for a vote for this monstrous bill, McConnell's pushing it. Make no mistake, the ruling class wants to ram this down our throats, and that includes the GOP so-called leaders.”


GOP Senator Preserves Loophole Giving Illegal Immigrants Immediate Welfare Access

Posted May 22, 2013

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart News that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate's immigration bill that would close a loophole allowing illegal immigrants immediate access to state and local welfare.

When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) actually offered an amendment that would close the loophole during Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the bill, Flake joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and all the committee Democrats in opposing the amendment.
As Breitbart News has previously detailed, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) found a loophole in the immigration bill that would allow illegal immigrants access to state and local welfare immediately and would allow them access to federal benefits sooner than Gang of Eight members had publicly promised.

In response to the story, Flake’s spokeswoman Genevieve Rozansky told Breitbart News her boss acknowledged the existence of the loophole and would consider supporting an amendment to close it.


Fog of Scandal: Senate Dems Trying to Rush Amnesty Bill to Floor, Sources Say

Posted May 21, 2013

Senate staffers told Breitbart News that Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) and “Gang of Eight” members appear to be attempting to use the cover of multiple scandals hitting the Obama administration to rush the proposed immigration reform bill out of committee and onto the Senate floor.


Arkansas' Democrat State Treasurer Arrested for Extortion

Posted May 20, 2013

On Saturday the FBI arrested two-term Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner (D-Newport) on charges of "extortion under color of official right," a violation of the Hobbs Act, which prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce.


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Konni Burton ~ Why I'm Running for Texas State Senate

Posted May 22, 2013

Our government is out of control. It is neither fiscally responsible, nor limited and the rule of law is flagrantly ignored. As a grassroots activist, I’ve been in the trenches trying to educate others on the unsustainable U.S. government debt – $16,827,427,184,539.43 (and climbing) and how our personal liberties contract as government grows. Unfortunately, what I learned along the way is that this fight is not just limited to Washington. Legislators at the state and local level act too much like their D.C. counterparts.

Because of this, I have worked hard at the state level as well. I have been boots on the ground for conservative candidates – working to get them elected to the State House and Senate. I have also worked with many conservative grassroots groups to activate and mobilize others and am on my second legislative session with the Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee that travels to Austin on a regular basis. I’ve seen first-hand how legislators, on both sides of the aisle, grow government bureaucracies, while ignoring our state’s long term fiscal problems. We need strong public servants who will champion true reform and stand on principle. We must stop our state government from going down the same path as Washington D.C.


Rains County Texas Proposes Line in the Sand Resolution Supporting 2nd Amendment Rights

On May 23, 2013 at 10am, a resolution to “Protect and Defend the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms” will be considered by the Rains County Commissioners Court in Emory, Texas. Working with local grassroots activists, the resolution was submitted by Commissioner Sylvia Witt.

Read more: http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/rains-county-texas-proposes-line-in-the-sand-resolution-supporting-2nd-amendment-rights/

Texas CSCOPE Liberal Curriculum is DEAD! - Not so Fast, SB 1406 MUST STILL PASS

Posted May 21, 2013 ~ David Bellow

The TESCCC Board has announced that they will be ENDING all CSCOPE lessons.

SB 1406 MUST STILL pass the Texas House

We must NOT let our guard down and the Texas Legislature needs to continue to take action to prevent bad curriculum and online backdoor curriculum from being introduced into Texas schools with no oversight. SB 1406 MUST pass the Texas House. Just because TESCCC is pulling CSCOPE does not mean they cannot try to start it back up in the future. SB 1406 will help prevent this and must pass even though CSCOPE has been pulled. Ginger Russell reports on her website Red Hot Conservative that an email has been sent to Superintendents saaying that CSCOPE will not be completely gone.



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CSCOPE to Discontinue Providing ISD Lesson Plans; Other Questions Still Exist

Posted May 21, 2013
In an unexpected move Monday, the day the Texas House was scheduled to vote on placing the controversial CSCOPE curriculum management system under State Board of Education (SBOE) control, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, announced the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC), CSCOPE’s current governing board, has agreed to discontinue production of lesson plans effective Aug. 31.

Per a released statement, Patrick acknowledged receipt of a letter signed by all members of the TESCCC board, a board which comprises the states’ 20 Education Service Center (ESC) executive directors, that outlined plans to notify the 875 CSCOPE school district clients that all lesson plans will be removed from their website on Aug. 31 and that any lessons on hand cannot be used beyond that date.

Read more…. http://watchdogwire.com/texas/2013/05/20/cscope-to-discontinue-providing-isd-lesson-plans/

In a Bold Move, Texas Announces Plans to Eliminate CSCOPE Curriculum Program from Its Schools

Posted May 21, 2013


CSCOPE Education Forum May 25th:

East Texas Tea Parties, lead by the Canton Tea Party is hosting an a public forum on school safety and education. The purpose of this forum is to discuss cost-effective school safety alternatives and the true story of CSCOPE, a curriculum used by 80% of the schools in texas.  Guest Speakers include Mr. Greg Coker, CW4, US Army Retired, founder of the very successful school safety program “Not On My Watch” which is “...a safety and security plan that can be incorporated immediately with very little cost and will be effective if implemented properly. The program offers a common sense approach that is simple and has been proven many times over the years.” 


As Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters

Posted May 20, 2013

BRADY, Tex. — In October, the City Council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in last weekend’s recall of the city’s mayor and the electoral defeat of two council members.

Voters here passed a referendum last weekend to enshrine in the City Charter the right of residents to refuse the installation of smart meters on their property. Sheila Hemphill, an organizer of the effort, called the victory her “San Jacinto.”


Invasion of Privacy and Dereliction of Fiscal Duty

Posted May 20, 2013

This year, Senator John Carona (Dallas) authored a bill (SB 241) that would allow electricity consumers to opt-out of the advanced meters (aka smart meters) without additional fees, but the bill is dead in the senate. This story reads much like the TSA Anti-Groping bill by David Simpson in the 82nd legislative session.


Sen. Ted Cruz’s solution to the IRS: Abolish it

Posted May 20, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service was being dragged through the mud this week, after it came to light that agency had been targeting conservative groups. But Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a solution to make the scandal all go away: abolish the IRS.

Cruz took to Twitter this week, calling for the IRS to be abolished and for the tax code to be simplified, calling for “fairer” and “flatter” taxes.

A few people on Twitter noted that Cruz’s idea sounded a lot like the “Flat Tax” system proposed by fellow Republican and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.


URGENT : PLEASE CALL! - New Texas Donor Disclosure Bill - Removes 501c4 Donor Privacy

Posted May 17, 2013


Call Governor PerryAs you probably know, the Obama Administration has received a great deal of heat and well-deserved criticism for trying to force politically-active 501(c)(4) non-profits to disclose the identity of their donors.

What you may not know is that a Texas bill to accomplish the same thing* is now sitting on Gov. Perry's desk--and he's actually considering signing it.

(*-To be fair, there is at least one difference: the Texas bill specifically exempts labor unions and affiliates.)

Via the Texas Tribune:

SB 346, by state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would force tax-exempt, politically active nonprofits that fall under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code — the part that oversees groups involved in “social welfare” — to disclose their donors. The bill, which would affect major political givers on both sides of the aisle, originally passed the Senate 23-6; a day later, led by state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, senators voted 21-10 to reverse themselves, some saying they hadn’t understood what the bill required. Seliger said at the time that his colleagues had faced heavy lobbying by major political donors to change their votes.

Texas Monthly

The bill in question, SB-346, by Amarillo Republican Kel Seliger, would change the state election code so that 501(c)(4) nonprofits operating in the political realm would be required to disclose their donors, as political action committees (PACs) already must do. On Tuesday, the bill was met with little discussion and passed the chamber with a 23-6 vote. Patrick’s recall resolution cleared the Senate in a 21-10 vote. 

Texas Public Radio

From now on political nonprofit groups will have to post any contributions being received from lawmakers or money going towards political campaigns thanks to a bill passed in the Texas Senate and now House.

The bill, authored by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and carried in the House by Rep. Charlie Geren, R-River Oaks, would require all political groups or 501.C4 organizations disclose who is bringing the money in and where it is going.

Lex Politico (opinion): 

The bill would basically expand the legal definition of “political committee” to capture more groups and require them to report the name, address, and other information with respect to persons who donate more than $1,000 to the group. At first glance, that sounds innocuous. But it is entirely unnecessary given the current definitions in the Election Code.  It would also impose a substantial burden on many nonprofits and chill free speech.

If you believe it's none of the government's business who donates to your non-profit group, you would be well-advised to call Governor Perry NOW and ask him to VETO SB346.  If Governor Perry does not veto the bill, the donor disclosure demands recently made by Obama's IRS will become mandatory under Texas law.

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Texas May Have Its Own Gosnell: Houston Doc Accused of Gruesome Illegal Abortions

Posted May 17, 2013

Although Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist found guilty this week of three counts of first-degree murder, has been successfully removed from civil society, another abortion practitioner like him may be on the loose in Houston, Texas.

“Harris County authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a local doctor accused Wednesday by an anti-abortion group of performing late-term abortions in 2011,” the Houston Chronicle reports.

The abortionist, Douglas Karpen, has been accused by three former staffers, Deborah Edge, Gigi Aguliar, and Krystal Rodriguez, of performing several illegal abortions. Their testimony, and alleged photographic evidence, was brought to light by Operation Rescue, a pro-life watchdog.


Conservative groups 'harassed' by IRS

Updated May 17, 2013

(Interview with Canton Tea Party's Bob Hall)

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Wednesday evening, President Obama announced the acting IRS commissioner has resigned.

Steven Miller submitted his resignation to the United States Secretary of the Treasury after an audit from the inspector general showed that the IRS targeted conservative groups that were applying for tax exempt status.     



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