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Freedom Caucus To Force Vote on IRS Commissioner Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Members of the House Freedom Caucus will call up a resolution on Tuesday that will force a vote on impeaching IRS commissioner John Kos...

Senate IRS Investigation Leads To Mixed Findings

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel that conducted a two-year investigation into a scandal over the targeting of conservative political ...

Michael McAuliff

Lois Lerner Will Not Face Contempt Prosecution Over IRS Scandal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the furor over the agency's alleged targeting of politically ...

Jason Linkins

IRS Budget Cuts Plus Tribal Politics Will Make Tax Season A Customer Service Hellscape | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

As the Washington Post's Lori Montgomery reports, the Internal Revenue Service typically "handles nearly 160 million tax returns each year and more th...

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell's Triumph Strikes Worry In The Hearts Of Campaign Finance Reformers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past three years, House Republicans have repeatedly tried, and failed, to bar federal agencies from adopting regulations to gov...

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against IRS By Conservative Groups

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service by True the Vote Inc. and other tea party groups, saying there's no ongoing cont...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Probe Of IRS Scandal Finds Liberals Targeted Too | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest congressional report on the Internal Revenue Service's botched review of nonprofit status applications by politically active ...

Ex-IRS Official Was Complaining To Her Husband With GOP 'Crazies' Remark: Report

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

Those emails from former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner that included disparaging remarks about Republicans -- she sent them to her hus...

IRS Surrenders, Won't Check Whether Political Nonprofits Are Breaking The Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service has decided to award most nonprofit groups tax exemption status without being screened, Time reported Sunday. IRS Comm...

Republicans Accuse Lois Lerner Of Deliberately Trying To Hide Information

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans asserted on Wednesday that new emails show a former Intern...

Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner Broke The Law, Her Attorney Is Lying

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Sunday that he believes former Internal Revenue Se...

Rep. Issa: Shielding $300 Billion in Tax Evasion

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The IRS simply does not have the budget to do its lawful job effectively, which is to collect revenue for the U.S. government. What does that mean for taxpayers?

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz: Impeach Eric Holder Over IRS Scandal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) floated a new target for impeachment Thursday, calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to be drummed from offic...

Jon Stewart Finds The REAL Scandal At The IRS

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

The IRS scandal over lost emails has been generating plenty of heat on Capitol Hill. But on Tuesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart said the real pr...

IRS: We Gave Lois Lerner's Hard Drive to Deposed Nigerian Prince Who Emailed Us

Spencer Green | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It is standard IRS policy to send the crashed hard drives of our former Exempt Organizations Division directors to deposed Nigerian or Haitian princes when said hard drives are requested," explained IRS Strained Credulity spokesperson Whitcomb P. Abernathy.

Darrell Issa Slams IRS Over Emails In Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a congressional panel accused the U.S. Internal Revenue ...

White House Staffer Subpoenaed In IRS Investigation

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Monday that it had subpoenaed a White House staffer as part ...

Sam Stein

Boehner Won't Send Sergeant At Arms To Arrest Lois Lerner | Sam Stein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, by a 231-187 vote, the House of Representatives voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Ler...

Howard Fineman

The GOP Is Headed To Where Trey Gowdy Is From | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Today’s Republican Party was born in and still pivots around upstate South Carolina, which is why the GOP’s choice of Rep. Trey Gowd...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the name of protecting Americans' rights against government abuses, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to hold a former IRS...

Adriana Usero

Oh, Now Darrell Issa's Angry About Bonuses, But ... | Adriana Usero | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) took issue with the IRS for paying bonuses t...

Fixing What's Wrong With the IRS

Tom Fox | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

John Koskinen is the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), presiding over the nation's tax system, which collects approximately $2.4 tri...

Nullification, the Bundy Ranch and Right-Wing Lawlessness

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Does the right get a free pass to ignore laws? Is armed intimidation the way we decide which laws should be followed? Is conservative media whipping up the conditions for another Oklahoma City bombing? These questions are popping up with more and more frequency in light of recent events.

Michael McAuliff

Dems: GOP Outrage At IRS Is Really About Rove | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican efforts to punish the Internal Revenue Service for its alleged partisan targeting of political social welfare groups may have...

Michael McAuliff

Not Implicated In the Lois Lerner IRS Furor: The White House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House of Representatives committees held nearly unprecedented votes this week targeting the former IRS official at the heart of the ...