Tea Party Patriots announced a nation-wide protest at IRS offices tomorrow at noon. Their website lists two IRS office locations in Utah where the protests will take place:
IRS BUILDING - PROVO IRS OFFICE
173 EAST 100 NORTH
PROVO, UT 84601
SOCIAL HALL PLAZA IRS OFFICE
50 SOUTH 200 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
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Accountability is the watchword of President Obama, who loves to talk about it but seems confused about its meaning.
Regarding the developing
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The Utah Republican Party met to elect party officials and set party policy on Saturday, but it was also an opportunity for conservatives to express their frustrations.
Republican delegates elected James Evans as the new state party chairman. He will replace outgoing chairman Thomas Wright. Delegates also voted against making changes to the party’s candidate selection process.
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Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love’s announcement at the Republican State Convention Saturday that she once again will run for Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson’s 4th Congressional District seat spelled deja vu in more ways than one.
The obvious back-to-the-future story is that Love was the Republican foe of Matheson in 2012, vanquishing several Republican opponents in the GOP state convention only to lose by fewer than 1,000 votes.
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Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.
Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies.
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As IRS efforts targeting politically-conservative groups gained momentum, George Soros-funded liberal groups repeatedly called on the IRS to investigate conservative nonprofit organizations.
While the first reported instances of extra IRS scrutiny for conservative groups began in Cincinnati in March of 2010, the attacks began to pick up steam on a national level soon after Soros-funded groups began firing off letters to the IRS in October of that year - following the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
The talking points of these groups then bounced around a carefully created progressive "echo chamber," until they eventually made their way into established media outlets. Key IRS policy changes about how it investigated conservative groups took place soon after it received three separate letters sent by Soros-funded liberal organizations.
Several Soros-funded groups including the Campaign Legal Center, Democracy 21, the Center for Public Integrity, Mother Jones and Alternet have worked to pressure the IRS to target conservative nonprofit groups. The subsequent IRS investigation flagged more than 100 tea party-related applications for higher scrutiny, including applications that included the words "Tea Party" and "patriot."
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It's rigorous work keeping pace with all of these scandals, as House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer discovered earlier this week, but we're doing our best nonetheless. On the IRS targeting issue, we covered a lot of ground yesterday and earlier, but the "fun" never ceases. It will come as a surprise to no one that IRS employees lean heavily Democratic. Their livelihoods depend on the existence of big, complicated government, so of course they'd vote blue. In the 2012 cycle, during which their agency's abusive methods were in place, IRS employees donated to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by more than a 2-to-1 margin. What did the political contribution break-down look like in Cincinnati -- where the tax exemption office is based?
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The government is simply too big for President Obama to keep track of all the wrongdoing taking place on his watch, his former senior adviser, David Axelrod, told MSNBC. “Part of being president is there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know because the government is so vast,” he explained.
Last week, President Obama gave a commencement address to The Ohio State University. In his remarks, he urged graduates to reject voices warning about government tyranny.