A U.S. House committee voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in scrutinizing Tea Party groups seeking tax exemptions.
Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner engaged in an “aggressive and improper pursuit” of Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a nonprofit political group advised by Republican Karl Rove, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
A television advertisement in Alaska, where Democratic Senator Mark Begich is seeking re- election, criticizes federal government inaction and shows a candidate by a snowmobile saying: “Washington will figure out that I don’t take no for an answer.”
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Republicans in Washington wanted North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to quickly win the party’s Senate nomination and focus entirely on vulnerable Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
On the evening of June 29, Amedeo Scognamiglio, a jewelry designer on the Isle of Capri, met friends for drinks at the elegant Grand Hotel Quisisana. Around midnight, Scognamiglio says, “I noticed some familiar American faces.”
Lois Lerner, who oversaw the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of Tea Party groups, was looking for someone from every branch of government to help resolve the issue that eventually cost her job.
Tea Party leaders and Republican activists renewed their attacks on political strategist Karl Rove today, seeking to dissuade donors from backing his effort to help candidates he views as electable win Republican primaries.