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Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz: Impeach Eric Holder Over IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) floated a new target for impeachment Thursday, calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to be drummed from offic...

Michael McAuliff

Not Implicated In the Lois Lerner IRS Furor: The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House of Representatives committees held nearly unprecedented votes this week targeting the former IRS official at the heart of the ...

Sam Stein

White House: Allegations Of Involvement In IRS Scandal Were 'Completely False'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In sharp and explicit terms, a top White House official on Wednesday downplayed the controversy surrounding the IRS' screening of tea pa...

GOP Senator: Obama Didn't Use IRS To Attack Enemies

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

In a New York Times story published on Thursday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) shot down suggestions from some members of his party that President Barack Oba...

Lucia Graves

Elijah Cummings Vows To Release Full IRS Transcripts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Sunday promised to release the...

Jason Linkins

GOP Rep. Is Pretty Sure Darrell Issa Is Sorry

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

On Thursday, John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman reported that Republican leaders in the House were mounting a campaign to get House Oversight Committee c...

GOP Senator Rejects Allegations At White House Over IRS Controversy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday became the latest Republican to reject Darrell Issa's comments that White House press secretary Jay Carney is a...

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...

Top GOP Lawmaker Claims Obama Has 'Lost Focus' On Leadership

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's "disconnected" nature and lack of "focus" on leadership has contr...

Jason Linkins

Half Of America Wants To Impeach Obama, According To Impeachable Polling Outfit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Big news this week from WorldNetDaily, America's pre-eminent source of far-right fringe theories and weird scams: about half of America would like to ...

Howard Fineman

White House Stumbles Making This Scandal Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- So far, voters don't seem to be abandoning President Barack Obama over controversies gripping the Beltway world. But White House aides a...

Sam Stein

Top White House Staffers Were Briefed On IRS Investigation's Conclusions, Didn't Tell Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged on Monday that senior staffers to President Barack Obama were informed in late April...

Washington Watch: Week 16

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

Week sixteen of the Obama second-term presidency found the administration playing 'whack-a-mole' and the term 'scandal' being thrown around even when it came to the president asking Marines to hold umbrellas for himself and a visiting head-of-state during a rainy-day press conference.

Obama Approval Rating Not Hurt By Scandals

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

A new poll shows that recent scandals haven't hurt President Barack Obama's approval rating. The poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that ...

Ryan Grim

Issa Comes To White House Rescue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said earlier this week in a little-noticed interview that he knew "approximately" what the IRS inspector ge...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Treasury Secretary Learned Of IRS Probe In Mid-March

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

Jason Linkins

IRS Woes Grow As More Claim Impropriety

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Key IRS Official Ducks Out Of Law School Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), withdrew from her commitment to speak at the Western...

Jon Questions Obama-Nixon Comparison

Posted 05.16.2013 | Comedy

As the "tropical sh*tstorm" continues to slam the Obama administration, Jon Stewart opened "The Daily Show" for the third time in a row with the scand...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democratic Leader Defends Obama In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said Wednesday he supports the Obama administration's ouster of Stev...

Sam Stein

Obama Forces IRS Head's Resignation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that Steven Miller, the acting director of the Internal Revenue Service, had resigned amid...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Leaders Allege Criminality In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's top two Republican leaders suggested Wednesday that criminal acts were likely committed by the Internal Revenue Service in ...

Dangerous Narrative Threatens To Derail Obama

Politico | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

No contemporary American politician has benefited more from the power of good storytelling than Barack Obama. He vaulted from obscurity to the preside...

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 ...