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Paul Blumenthal

IRS Cracks Down On 'Dark Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday new guidelines clarifying the definition of political activity...

Official At Heart Of IRS Scandal Retiring

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal retired Monday, end...

GOP Rep Unveils New Details On IRS Scandal

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax-exem...

Louie Gohmert Issues Stern Warning To Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took to the House floor on Thursday, proposing repercussions for the Obama administration over its "blinded opaqueness" o...

WATCH: IRS Parody Of 'The Apprentice' Cost HOW MUCH?!?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business

We don't know what's worse: An IRS-sponsored parody of "The Apprentice" (complete with fake Donald Trump), or the production value of said parody give...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Sued Over Rule That Lets Dark Money Flood Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced on Wednesday a lawsuit challenging the Internal Revenue Service's rules for certain tax-exempt n...

Sam Stein

Newly Released IRS Docs Complicate 'Scandal' Narrative

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Internal Revenue Service were encouraged to flag groups with the word "emerge" in their names as well as potential succ...

LaPierre Warns Tea Party Targeting 'Could Easily Spread' To Gun Lovers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, warned "Americans who cherish the Second Amendment" that the scandal surro...

Steve King: 'Just Go Ahead And Defy The IRS'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) spoke out against the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday, telling attendees of the Family Leadership Summit to "just go ahe...

Sam Stein

White House: Allegations Of Involvement In IRS Scandal Were 'Completely False'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In sharp and explicit terms, a top White House official on Wednesday downplayed the controversy surrounding the IRS' screening of tea pa...

Bachmann Slams Obama 'Phony' Remark As 'Insulting'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed President Barack Obama for calling a string of recent scandals "phony" in a speech earlier this week. "It i...

Paul Blumenthal

'Fundraising Bonanza' For These House Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first six months of their tenure, new House committee chairmen have seen their campaign contributions increase by 59 percent from...

Sam Stein

IRS Disputes New Twist In Tea Party Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The IRS political appointee at the epicenter of insinuations that the Obama White House directed the targeting of tea party groups never...

IRS Employee Lois Lerner Deserves the 'Mother-of-All-Apologies'

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Lois Lerner was the primary target of the phony "IRS scandal." The feeding frenzy included Republicans, Democrats, members of the House and Senate, the speaker of the House, and the president of the United States. All of these people need to apologize to her. All of them.

Sam Stein

IRS Investigator 'Very Concerned' About Incomplete Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspector general behind the critical report about the IRS' targeting of tea party groups acknowledged Thursday that the information...

Paul Blumenthal

Call For New IRS 'Dark Money' Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen Democratic House members are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to adopt clear rules on political activity follow...

Sam Stein

Top Democrat On IRS Scandal: We Rushed To Judgement Too Quickly

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months and one day after he first testified before Congress on the IRS' targeting of conservative groups, the inspector general behi...

Cold Water Thrown On GOP Claims Of Anti-Tea Party Bias

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

(Adds further from testimony, audit probe details) By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - A top Democrat investiga...

IRS Targeted Liberal Groups, Occupy Movement Like Tea Party: Democrats

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:09pm EDT (Reuters) - A top Democrat probing the Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative ...

Top Dem: Documents Show Big IRS Probe Flaw

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top House Democrat says the Treasury Department investigator who probed the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative group...

Issa To Hold Hearing On IRS Flap

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Internal Revenue Service officials from Washington and the Cincinnati office at the cent...

The Media's Outrageous IRS Failure

Salon | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media

The first few days of the IRS scandal that would consume Washington for weeks went like this: Conservatives were indignant, the media was outraged, th...

GOP Senator: Obama Didn't Use IRS To Attack Enemies

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

In a New York Times story published on Thursday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) shot down suggestions from some members of his party that President Barack Oba...

GSPM FULL SPECTRUM: Picking Susan Rice -- Bad Political Choice

David K. Rehr | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
David K. Rehr

The GSPM FULL SPECTRUM surveys the attitudes, insights and experiences of students, alumni, faculty and staff of America's top graduate school for politics, advocacy and strategic public relations.

Sam Stein

IRS Investigated Tea Party Group Subsection, Not Tea Party Groups Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Inspector General's office looking into the Internal Revenue Service's screening practices for groups applying for tax-exempt status...