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Paul Blumenthal

IRS Official Contradicted Other Scandal Explanations | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a written response to the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration, senior Internal Revenue Service official Jo...

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.

Change For Key IRS Scandal Figure, Reports Say

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations division, has been placed on administrative leave after invokin...

Issa Restraint May Benefit GOP

RealClearPolitics | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Republicans have cautioned party lawmakers investigating the politically charged IRS controversy against overplaying their hand. If Wednesday’s Hous...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Official: 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division under fire for targeting conservative organizations, strongly defended herself in an openi...

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.

Jennifer Bendery

IRS Inspector General's Staff Kept GOP Congressman Updated On Probe | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the outcry over who in the White House knew about an inspector general report detailing instances of the Internal Revenue Servic...

Major IRS Scandal Figure To Plead Fifth

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Lois Lerner, the director of the exempt organizations unit at the Internal Revenue Service, plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment during her expected te...

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...

Jon Ward

IRS Commissioner Contradicts Earlier Testimony, Admits Tea Party Targeting Was Partisan | Jon Ward | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, in his second day of sworn testimony before congressional committees, admitted unde...

Former IRS Commissioner Says He Doesn't Know How Targeting Happened

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The former chief of the Internal Revenue Service is telling Congress he do...

IRS Rarely Denies Applications From 'Social Welfare' Groups

Center For Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity During its past four fiscal years, the Internal Revenue Service has formally denied the applicat...

Rove Group Claims It Was Targeted By IRS

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit that directly spent more than $70 million on federal political campaigns in the 2012 election, believes tha...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Put In Double Bind | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing questions over the Internal Revenue Service's allegedly focused examination of conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax-exe...

Obama and Nixon: A Historical Perspective

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Those who bother to read these historical snippets will find many important departures and only tenuous parallels between the Obama Administration's IRS affair and Richard Nixon's Watergate-era IRS scandal.

Zach Carter

McConnell: No Evidence Tying IRS Scandal To Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday conceded that there is no evidence that President Barack Obama or the White Hou...

Zach Carter

Karl Rove Talks IRS Scandal, Compares His Group To NAACP | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove on Sunday defended his group Crossroads GPS, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, against charges that it improperly benefited f...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

Key IRS Official In Tea Party Scandal Hasn't Committed To Testify

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

While former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, has agreed to testify before Congress next week, the s...