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Internal Revenue Service

Scandals Pose Threat To Health Care Law

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in ...

Issa Exaggerations Exposed

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The House Oversight Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat are overreaching in recent ...

Privacy Under Attack? Most Americans Have Already Surrendered Theirs

Bill Frezza | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

"We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but whe...

How Likely Is Carried Interest Reform?

Jeremy Scott | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeremy Scott

Carried interest reform will almost certainly be part of any major tax reform bill offered by Camp or Baucus. But it's also possible that even if tax reform efforts fail or stall, carried interest legislation could find its way into an extenders package or as a pay-for for deficit reduction or an extension of the debt limit.

Boehner: White House Claims On Scandal 'Inconceivable'

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says it is "inconceivable" that top White House officials didn't tell President Barack Obama once they learne...

'Conservative' IRS Manager: White House Not Involved In Scandal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A self-described conservative Republican who is a manager in the Internal Revenue Service office that targeted tea party groups tol...

WATCH: Newt Slams IRS For 'Largest' Scandal Ever

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said he thinks the Internal Revenue Service's "problems are going to get bigger and broader" as new information...

IRS Workers Contradict Agency Claims

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators are starting to see cracks in the Internal Revenue Service argument that a small group of agents in the...

Nugent Blasts IRS Over 'Nazi Tactics'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Rocker Ted Nugent had harsh words for the Internal Revenue Service this week, accusing the embattled agency of using "Nazi tactics" in its targeting o...

IRS Official Apologizes, Addresses Embarrassing Incident

AP | ALAN FRAM and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a lavish $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock i...

Top IRS Staffers Punished

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service has reportedly placed two senior staffers on administrative leave for accepting gifts at a 2010 conference. The two st...

IRS Workers Facing Consequences

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Moving quickly to address yet another controversy, the Internal Revenue Service placed two officials on administrative leave for ac...

Tea Party Leader Gives Tearful Testimony On 'Intimidation'

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - Tea Party and other conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rei...

Conservative Groups Testifying Over Alleged Mistreatment

Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are ...

Issa Reprising Familiar Role In Contentious Probe

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - What began as a bipartisan congressional probe into Internal Revenue Ser...

Issa Stirs Memories Of McCarthyism

National Journal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

In one brief and repugnant interview, the GOP's chief congressional investigator into Internal Revenue Service abuses cherry-picked evidence, overstat...

Agency Under Siege Has Long History Of Tough Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Internal Revenue Service staff have a long history of discouraging applications ...

Ted Cruz: 'Abolish The IRS'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered a simple solution this weekend to the controversy that has engulfed the Internal Revenue Service recently: Get rid of ...

IRS Woes Grow With 'Unfortunate' Report

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His agency under relentless fire, the new head of the Internal Revenue Service acknowledged to Congress on Monday that American tax...

House Panel Finds IRS Spent $50 Million On Conferences

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for empl...

Top Republican Questions Obama 'Culture Of Hostility Toward Conservative Groups'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus slammed President Barack Obama over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative gro...

Embattled Agency's Glory Days Explored

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a time, the Internal Revenue Service inspired awe and admiration in Americans, not just trepidation and lame jokes about death and t...

IRS Video Reveals Employees Dancing

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest black eye for the Internal Revenue Service, the agency provided Congress on Friday with another video featuring its employ...

Holder Doesn't Cut It For Americans Focused On IRS

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Americans say the scandal surrounding the IRS' targeting of conservative groups is more important than both the controversy over the 2012 attack on a ...

Another IRS Scandal On The Horizon

Upworthy | Rollie Williams | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Two scandals for the price of one? What a deal!...