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Irs Tea Party Scandal

House Committee Finds Evidence IRS Official May Have Committed Crimes In Tea Party Scandal

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Servi...

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...

Sam Stein

Issa Keeps Selectively Leaking IRS Transcripts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

What's So Scandalous About Scandals?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

It's apparent that the word scandal has become something altogether different than what it's been historically. It would appear that what's needed is another word, a word that would distinguish what these scandals actually are.

The IRS Is Deplorable

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

A new report today is about one IRS conference in Anaheim in 2010 that cost 4.1 million dollars. 4.1 million of YOUR dollars to party! How could they possibly think it was okay to take YOUR money to party? And don't tell me it was a conference -- that is absurd!

Some Calling Obama 'Pro-Muslim' After IRS Scandal, DOJ Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Crackdown

Maryam Khan Ansari | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Maryam Khan Ansari

As President Barack Obama embarks on his second term in office, many on the right are still shouting that he's sympathetic to Muslims.

IRS Faces Another Lawsuit Over Targeting

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

The American Center for Law and Justice, a legal firm founded by evangelist Pat Robertson, filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service Wednes...

The Lasting Impact of the IRS Scandal

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Obama administration, through incompetency, pettiness, venality or something else, has unwittingly badly damaged the IRS. Some on the right may celebrate this, but a tax agency that cannot enforce regulations or laws is a major problem in a modern state.

Obama's Brief

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The president is either moping or muttering defensively about the abuses by the IRS and the tragedy of Benghazi. As I see it, if he wakes up tomorrow and is willing to speak up, there are a few things he could fairly state. First, any suggestion that "the IRS" went after the Tea Party are bogus.

RFK Jr.: GOP To Blame For IRS Scandal

Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and said that the scandal surround the IRS and the Tea Party can actually be blamed on Republicans...

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

Top IRS Official Admits Question That Revealed Tea Party Targeting Was Planted

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Emily Swanson

More Bad News For The IRS

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Following news that the IRS subjected conservative and tea party groups applying for tax exempt status to additional scrutiny, most Americans now have...

Conservative Religious Groups Say They Were Scrutinized By IRS

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and EMERY DALESIO | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two conservative religious groups say they were also the subject of unusual scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service. The son of...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Senator: Don't Forget The Other IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to remind Americans that the Internal Revenue Service's inappropriat...

IRS, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy

After The IRS reportedly targeted conservative groups with "Tea Party" in the name for extra tax scrutiny, the Attorney General is launching an invest...

Tea Party Activist: IRS A 'Terrorist Organization'

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Tea Party activist and We The People Foundation Chairman Bob Schulz told HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman Tuesday that he believes the IRS is a "terro...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Uses 'Very Fuzzy' Standard To Judge Tax-Exempt Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service inspector general found in a May 14 report on the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exe...

Jon Ward

IRS Inspector General Says White House Not Involved In Tea Party Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The IRS Inspector General said Tuesday that incompetence, not malice, was behind the tax agency’s heavy scrutiny of conservative group...

Sam Stein

Inspector General: Ineffective Management Allowed Tea Party Targeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The IRS used "inappropriate criteria" when judging organizations hoping to gain a tax-exempt status and allowed that criteria to stay in...

Don't Chastise the IRS for Doing Its Job

Ian Williams | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Ian Williams

In a democracy, people should stand up for their beliefs, not skulk behind anonymity.

Why Should Any of These Groups Have Tax-Exempt Status?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The problem here isn't the president. It's the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and subsequent tax law written by Congress that gives these groups tax exempt status.

Top Republican Used To Criticize Groups Targeted By IRS

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) -- and just about every other politician on Capitol Hill -- slammed the Internal Revenue ...