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Internal Revenue Service

IRS Credit Cards Used For What?!

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, do...

Sam Stein

IRS Targeted Progressive Groups, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service targeted progressive groups applying for tax-exempt status in addition to conservative ones, according to I...

Sam Stein

Internal IRS Investigation Reveals Inappropriate Screening Tactics Were Used Broadly

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Danny Werfel, the principal deputy commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, acknowledged on Monday that the same tactic that got th...

5 Reasons Why Obama's Climate Change Moment Mustn't Be Missed

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This is no time for a small pitch on power plant carbon parameters. We need something big if we are to survive at all. Now let's hope he understands that and does something real to address it.

Grassley Makes Shocking Accusation

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of d...

Tea Party Anticipates Its 'Largest Demonstration' Since 2010

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Organizers with the Tea Party Patriots told supporters this week to expect Wednesday's "Audit the IRS" rally at the U.S. Capitol to be the movement's ...

Sam Stein

Official Claims White House Wasn't Involved In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rebuke to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has released the full transcript...

Poll Spells Bad News For Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

More Americans now think that senior White House officials ordered the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups, despite no evidence so far...

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 ...