The rules in place at the time of the abusive IRS investigations into Tea Party groups in 2011 and 2012 allowed the groups to file for and receive nonprofit status. That’s not at question. What is at question, to me, is why essentially political organizations can be considered for nonprofit status in the first place?
Recent reports that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups drew strong criticism from U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Monday.
Prominent Tea Party types are issuing not-so-veiled threats to congressional Republicans who joined in the bipartisan vote that cut taxes for 99 percent of Americans, but also, distressingly to the Tea Party, raised taxes on wealthy taxpayers.
Moments in political history are hard to spot. However, I think I may have spotted one ten months ago. On Friday, February 10, 2012, at around 2:15 pm, there was a changing of the Old Guard of the Grand Old Party of the Old Dominion. That’s a lot of old. But that’s Virginia. Its past is never past.
Republican Senate candidate Jamie Radtke submitted 21,522 petition signatures to the State Board of Election on Mondays, with approximately 1,000 to 4,000 signatures in each congressional district. State law requires candidates for statewide office to submit petitions with 10,000 signatures total collected statewide and a minimum 400 signature requirement in each Congressional District to be [...]
U.S. Senate candidate Jamie Radtke has asked the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to launch a formal investigation into abusive actions by the Internal Revenue Service toward Tea Party and Patriot organizations. On Friday, Radtke sent a letter to Congressman Darrell Issa describing IRS actions toward conservative organizations currently seeking [...]
Ken Cuccinelli holds an early 19-point lead in the race for the 2013 Republican Party gubernatorial nomination, according to poll numbers released by Public Policy Polling on Tuesday. The attorney general leads the lieutenant governor by a 44 percent-to-25 percent margin in the PPP survey of GOP voters. The lead is based largely on Cuccinelli’s [...]
The Tea Party doesn’t like big government. The Occupy movement doesn’t like big business. We’re letting the fringes drive the agenda. Guess who wins? – The media entities that make billions in ad dollars from drawing eyes to the theater of the absurd that is prime-time cable news. Which is to say, nobody’s watching CSPAN [...]
The Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots is holding a U.S. Senate Candidates Debate on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Way, Verona. Candidates who have committed to be a part of the forum include Kevin Chisholm, Timothy Donner, E.W. Jackson, David McCormick and Jamie Radtke. Tim [...]