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Facts Are Stubborn Things

Koskinen: Please Ignore the Hard Drive on Ms. Flax’s Laptop

June 20, 2014 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

Then: Hard Drives UnrecoverableWhen asked earlier this week if there were any data or hardware crashes similar to Lois Lerner’s with other IRS employees pertinent to the investigation, IRS Deputy CIO informed the Committee that there were, and listed six other IRS employees, including Nikole Flax, former Chief of Staff to ...

EUC History Lesson

March 27, 2014 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

The Federal Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired in December, after providing record amounts of financial assistance to over 24 million long-term unemployed individuals.  History shows the EUC program provided for record weeks of unemployment benefits per ...

Fact Check Pelosi: “There’s No More Cuts to Make”

September 24, 2013 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

Over the weekend, Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) made the false claim that there is not a single area where Congress can find savings to reduce the deficit, "Because the cupboard is bare. There's no more cuts to make," Pelosi ...

IRS: It Wasn’t Less Than 1%, It Was 3%!

July 29, 2013 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

In a June 2013 response to the Ways and Means Committee, the IRS identified 65 million documents potentially responsive to the IRS-Tea Party investigation. After Chairman Camp and Ranking Member Levin sent a letter to IRS pressing the agency to expedite their document production, the IRS revised their original estimate down to 460,000 ...

Fact Check: Uptick Came After Targeting Began

June 04, 2013 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

Throughout the investigation into the IRS targeting conservative groups, many misleading statements have been made asserting that the uptick of 501 (c)(4) applications caused the targeting, which began in March 2010.  However, the data and timeline below from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s

Four Years Later

January 18, 2013 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

While President Obama prepares for his second inauguration next week, many Americans are hoping that the next four years aren’t filled with the ...