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Note to Democrats and Republicans: This Is Not a Game

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

When certain media outlets become the megaphone for each opposing team, the biggest casualty is the search for the truth. The "truth" isn't seen as a goal, but rather as a tool to be used to bludgeon the opposing team.

IRS Tea Party Row Ensnared Pro-Dem Groups

Bloomberg | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service, under pressure after admitting it targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups for scrutiny in recent years, also had its eye on a...

Conservative Groups Describe Burdens Of IRS Scrutiny: 'These Aren't The Big Fish'

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change to text) By Nick Carey May 15 (Reuters) - For Kevin Kookogey, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service...

Jon Ward

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

Tea Party Slammed As 'Taliban Wing Of American Politics'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said Tuesday that it was "entirely legitimate" for the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative groups for in...

Former IRS Commissioner Denied Targeting Political Groups In 2012 Testimony

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

In March of 2012, then-Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman appeared before the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight. During ...

Holder Orders Probe Into IRS Targeting Tea Party Groups

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he's ordered a Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of...

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 ...

Paul Blumenthal

How Citizens United Sparked IRS Scandal | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Internal Revenue Service began to use broad search terms like "tea party," "patriot" and "9/12" to target groups seeking tax-exem...

Jindal, Walker See Call For Special Action In IRS Case

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two Republican governors are urging President Barack Obama to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Serv...

Tea Party Leader Claims IRS Scandal Like Out Of A 'Dictatorship'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, slammed the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conservative groups in the lead-up to the ...

Issa: 'How Dare' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) criticized President Barack Obama's administration Tuesday morning while pushing for an "op...

IRS Official Withheld Info On Tea Party Targeting

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating the Internal Revenue Service for targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they ap...

Obama Controversies Draw Clinton Comparisons

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

* Scandals leading to comparisons with Clinton's second term * Obama's ability to steer 'conversation' may be compromised ...

Jon Ward

IRS Boss May Have Known Of Tea Party Targeting For 3 Years | Jon Ward | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– At least one senior IRS official knew the agency was targeting tea party groups with what the agency later called "troubling question...

IRS Commissioner Learned Of Tea Party Targeting In May 2012

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven T. Miller repeatedly failed to tell Congress that tea party groups were being i...

House Republicans Move On IRS Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - The top Republican lawmaker in charge of oversight of the Internal Revenue Service set a hearing date for Friday to p...

Michael Calderone

Conservative Outlets Reported On IRS Targeting Tea Party In 2012 | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.13.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– At a Monday news conference, AP reporter Julie Pace asked President Barack Obama for his response to an emerging scandal over the IRS di...

IRS Tea Party

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sam Stein

Obama Addresses IRS Scandal During Press Conference | Sam Stein | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama strongly condemned officials at the Internal Revenue Service for singling out conservative groups during the lead...

IRS Scandal To Be Investigated By Senate Committee

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Max Baucus says the Senate Finance Committee will investigate the IRS targeting conservative political groups, joining a growing li...

GOP Senator: IRS Commissioner Must Resign

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the IRS commissioner to resign on Monday, following the agency's admission that it targeted conservative political...