Friday, May 10, 2013


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is calling on the Obama administration to conduct a government-wide probe in the wake of an admission by the Internal Revenue Service that it targeted conservative groups....................

"Now more than ever we need to send a clear message to the Obama administration that the First Amendment is non-negotiable, and that apologies after an election year are not an sufficient response to what we now know took place at the IRS," he says. "This kind of political thuggery has absolutely no place in our politics."...............

Several conservative groups and Republican leaders complained of harassment by the IRS last year, arguing the federal agency was asking an inordinate amount of questions to justify their tax-exempt status.
During a fiery speech last summerMcConnell said the Obama administration was unfairly targeting tea party groups through the IRS. He later accused the White House of violating their First Amendment rights and compared the agency's actions to the Nixon administration.
At the time, the IRS denied it was examining those organizations based on their political views.
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