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GOP Hopes IRS Scandal Will Ensnare Unlikely Target

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers ...

Friday Talking Points [258] -- Scandalpalooza!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That's the type of week it's been, and the only way to see a silver lining is to point out that if you're going to have several scandals erupt, you might as well schedule them all for the same week.

Jon Ward

3 Problems With IRS Claim It Didn't Discriminate Against Tea Party | Jon Ward | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The head of the IRS on Friday insisted that tea party groups were not targeted for extra scrutiny, but were caught up in a clumsy drag...

The Republicans' Obama Problem

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

By attacking Obama, the Republicans are throwing red meat to their base, which is an increasingly small and extreme group of right-wingers. The danger of tossing red meat to a tiger is that it becomes even more aggressive.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Treasury Secretary Learned Of IRS Probe In Mid-March | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Friday he was first informed of an IRS investigation of groups seeking tax-exempt status in mid-March, ...

Reince Priebus Issues Warning On Calls For Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama's administration continues to face the fallout from three separate political scandals, some conservatives have been quick to...

Is the Scandal-Obsessed Republican Party Sounding Its Death Knell?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Imagine a Washington, D.C. where Republicans came to work each day fired up with renewed passion and zeal. A Congress where energized Republicans legislated in bi-partisan fashion on behalf of the American people.

Our Unethical Republic

William E. White | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
William E. White

Obedience to the law is not enough. Americans demand legal and ethical behavior from themselves and their fellow citizens.

Jon Ward

Top IRS Official Admits Question That Revealed Tea Party Targeting Was Planted | Jon Ward | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The origins of the IRS scandal over its targeting of tea party groups aroused curiosity and suspicion from the beginning. A senior I...

Glenn Beck: NAACP Is A Joke

Posted 05.17.2013 | Black Voices

Although President Obama condemned the Internal Revenue Service for singling out conservative groups in the months leading up to the 2012 election, fo...

Scandal, Scandal, Scandal

Christopher Bergin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

In Washington, they throw the word scandal around with such abandon it's hard to know at any given time what it means.

The Tax Man Targeting our Right to Diversity of Thought

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

We all have skin in this game to maintain our liberties. It is an ironic turn of events that the very issue of inappropriate scrutiny of our liberties is now the focus of the IRS by the public, media, elected officials; even the ACLU has raised its head.

Newt Sends GOP Warning, Laments Past Decisions

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) cautioned Republicans against overreaching while dealing with the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea p...

The Tea Party? Here Are 13 Groups the IRS Should Be Targeting

Gene Marks | Posted 07.17.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

We know you've been doing it for years now, so why hide anymore? Instead, just tell the public what you're doing is yet another service you're providing, particularly if you concentrate on those groups that really make our lives worse.

Impeach Talk: Just What the U.S. Economy Needs... No, Really!

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Although this sort of Washington summer may be just as unpleasant for the country as DC humidity, it could be a boon for the economy, at least under the Hippocratic principle of "First, do no harm."

Michael McAuliff

Ex-IRS Head Grilled Over Tea Party Scandal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service took a bipartisan drubbing Friday morning over its targeting of conservative political groups, even as its ...

Political Storm Shifts To Congress

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday opens the first in a series of inve...

Is The IRS 'Scandal' All Hype?

Salon | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

During remarks at the White House yesterday evening, President Obama offered his opinions on the Treasury Department Inspector General’s report [PDF...

Another IRS Official Retiring Amid Tea Party Scandal: Memo

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — As second top Internal Revenue Service official has announced plans to leave the ag...

10 Examples of Bush and the Republicans Using Government Power to Target Critics

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The congressional Republicans are outraged by the IRS story, but they haven't been able to scramble to the floor of the House quickly enough to target left-leaning groups.

Jason Linkins

IRS Woes Grow As More Claim Impropriety | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Chances are, by the time all the facts come out in L'Affaire IRS, we'll be assaying an example of how a fumbling sort of incompetence, as opposed to a...

Key IRS Official Ducks Out Of Law School Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), withdrew from her commitment to speak at the Western...

Paul Blumenthal

Would Stronger Disclosure Rules Have Prevented The IRS Scandal? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service would have an easier time figuring out which groups applying for tax-exempt status are political in nature ...

So Cable News Apparently Hates The Turkish Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

President Obama's press conference on Thursday was filled with news, and cable news networks naturally covered every bit of what he said about the IRS...

Obama Names Budget Official To IRS Post

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will appoint senior White House budget officer Daniel Werfel to be acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Se...