Republicans Torpedo Effort To Force Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns

229 Republicans voted down measure that would have forced the IRS to publish President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listens at left as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, following their meeting with Donald Trump. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(REPORT) --- In a vote Monday night almost exclusively along party lines, a measure to force the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to reveal President Donald Trump's tax returns was blocked by the U.S. House. In all, 229 Republicans voted to help Trump keep his tax returns secret. (Roll call here.) "This is despicable," tweeted Rep. Barbara Lee

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National Lawyers Guild Calls For IRS Investigation Of ‘Racist’ Jewish National Fund

The JNF is “responsible not only for the past displacement of Palestinians, but the ongoing displacement of Palestinians and discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel,” a campaign supporter told MintPress.

Israeli President Shimon Peres, right, and French President Francois Hollande, plant a Cedar tree in Jerusalem. The National Lawyers Guild called for the investigation of the Jewish National Fund, an organization famous for planting tress on land forcibly seized from Palestinians. (AP/Abir Sultan)

WASHINGTON --- On Wednesday, March 30, the National Lawyers Guild filed a regulatory challenge asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax-exempt status of the Jewish National Fund. The group's 501(c)(3) classification, a valuable asset for charities in the United States, not only exempts it from taxation, but also lures donors

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Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways

The allegations include claims that senior IRS officials have “intentionally undermined the authority of the IRS Whistleblower Office” to avoid taking action “in cases involving billions in corporate taxes due.” The IRS also refuses to enforce laws for “large corporate taxpayers,”.

corporate welfare

A 10-year veteran Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attorney has demanded a Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role in allowing American corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes at the same time the agency is cracking down on individuals and small businesses. In a letter to Treasury

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IRS Crackdown On ‘Dark Money’ Buffeted From All Sides

Debate over transparent and non-transparent contributors obscures funds that wind up in politics. Will new guidelines change anything?

WASHINGTON — In recent weeks, broad-based opposition has strengthened to a landmark, if overdue, proposal from the Obama administration to limit avenues for anonymous political funding. In late November, the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed new guidelines to redefine a category of tax-exempt groups that, in recent

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