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A new Democratic staff report released today by shows months of interviews by Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) majority staff yielded absolutely no evidence of White House involvement or political targeting in the IRS's enhanced screening of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.
A series of IRS documents, provided to ThinkProgress under the Freedom of Information Act, appears to contradict the claims that only Tea Party organizations applying for tax-exempt status "received systematic scrutiny because of their political beliefs."
Chris Wallace pressed Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) about the failure of the House Republicans to find any evidence of high-level corruption in its investigation of improper targeting of Tea Party applicants seeking tax-exempt status.
Written into Minnesota’s constitution is a 19th century provision that exempts state lawmakers from arrest for certain crimes, like a drunk driving violation. A push to change that language has met resistance.