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Irs Scandal

Sam Stein

Investigator: No Signs IRS Mistreated Progressives | Sam Stein | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury inspector general's office said Thursday that while the Internal Revenue Service screened both progressive and conservative...

Congress Has Only Itself to Blame for IRS Troubles

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

When the House Ways and Means Committee holds yet another hearing Thursday to examine the IRS's revelations that it gave some applications for tax-exempt status extra scrutiny, it will probably point fingers at the tax agency when it looks for wrongdoing. But really it should be pointing fingers at itself.

Christina Wilkie

AWESOME: Tammy Duckworth Rips Contractor Claiming Veterans Disability | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a veteran of the Iraq War, dramatically chastised a federal contractor who claimed that a h...

Sam Stein

IRS Scandal: The Investigators Come Under Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted both progressive and conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status has p...

Christina Wilkie

Report: IRS Official Helped Company Win Millions In Contracts | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday released a report detailing what it called a "problematic and abusive con...

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 | 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...

Allen West Suggests Boehner Subpoena Obama

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) took to his Facebook page on Sunday to rail against President Barack Obama, suggesting that House Speaker John Boehner...

How Improving a Home Can Improve Your Tax Situation

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

While you can't get time spent on home improvements back, you can often get some of your dollars returned either at tax time or when you sell, provided that you track of all of your costs as you own and work on your home.

Sam Stein

Internal IRS Investigation Reveals Inappropriate Screening Tactics Were Used Broadly | 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...

It's Not Just the IRS: States Target Taxpayers Too!

David Seiden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
David Seiden

In addition to identifying new businesses to audit, states have increased audit efforts in tax areas that had previously not been identified for an audit, including use tax, employment tax, and unclaimed property.

The IRS Scandal Is Over And Mitch McConnell Knows It

New York Magazine | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phas...

McConnell Issues Stern Warning

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican leader, who last year accused the Obama administration of Nixon-style dirty tricks, said Friday the Internal ...

Sam Stein

IRS Scandal Predicted In June 2000 Memo | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Treasury Department official in the Clinton administration 13 years ago predicted with remarkable accuracy the political scandal c...

Amid IRS Probe, Conservative Conference Highlights Murky Laws

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was called the "Road to Majority" conference, a not-so-subtle reference to winning control of Capitol Hill in the 2014 midterm electi...

Paul Blumenthal

Congressman To Challenge IRS In Court | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Tuesday that he and two campaign finance watchdog groups would sue the IRS, challenging regulations t...

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 ...

WATCH: Juan Williams Flips Out At Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.18.2013 | Media

Juan Williams had quite the reaction on Monday night when Bill O'Reilly argued that President Obama seemed like he did not want to solve controversies...

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...

Sam Stein

Issa Keeps Selectively Leaking IRS Transcripts | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has continued to release only select port...

Thinking About the Government

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We have almost reached a tipping point where majorities of Americans who want government to be on their side look in vain for a government that actually serves them. Meanwhile, the national security state is more overweening than ever.

IRS Supervisor Admits Scrutinizing Tea Party Applications

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applicat...

Scandal Lends Fuel To GOP's Anti-Obamacare Mission

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.16.2013 | 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 ...

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 ...

Sources: Violent Threats Made To IRS Officials At Center Of Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

* Two senior officials received physical threats -sources * IRS workers in Cincinnati describe being nervous, afraid * S...