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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...

Tea Partiers Protest IRS In Scandal's Wake

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans held rallies outside federal buil...

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...

Carney: Senior White House Staff Knew Of IRS Probe

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was first informed about an audit of the IRS' inappropriate targeting of conse...

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...

Top Aide Stays Firm On When Obama Learned Of IRS Controversy

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A top White House adviser insisted President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted t...

Tea Party Looks To Take Advantage Of Scandal

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement's leaders certai...

GOP Raps Dems On Funds Republicans Also Accepted

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seeking maximum political gain from the string of controversies swirling around the White House, Republicans are on the attack against D...

Targets In IRS Scandal Make Little Sense

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — There's an irony in the Internal Revenue Service's crackdown on conservative groups. The nation's tax agency has admitted to inapp...

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...

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...