IRS victims to testify at hearing today

Six conservative groups are scheduled to appear before the House Ways and Means Committee today to testify about their experiences with the IRS in trying to get tax exempt status for their organizations. The Hill: The Ways and Means hearing on Tuesday is set to be the first to hear directly from groups seeking tax-exempt status that say they were singled out for their politics. John Eastman, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) - a prominent group opposing same-sex marriage - is among those scheduled to appear, after NOM announced plans last month to sue the IRS. The marriage group says the IRS leaked confidential tax information to the Human Rights Campaign, a key supporter of same-sex marriage. NOM broadcast its plans to sue shortly after the IRS apologized for the extra scrutiny it gave to groups with "Tea Party" and "patriots" in their name. Four of the other groups that have representatives scheduled to testify - the Laurens County Tea Party,...(Read Full Post)