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Sam Stein

The IRS Will Get Another Round In The Scandal Spotlight This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The controversy surrounding the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status may end up back in the news this week ...

Sam Stein

Giuliani Absolves Obama In IRS Scandal -- Just Like Christie In 'Bridgegate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie’s most-public defender, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday that every administration is tarred with the criticism that ...

Sam Stein

Newly Released IRS Docs Complicate 'Scandal' Narrative

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Internal Revenue Service were encouraged to flag groups with the word "emerge" in their names as well as potential succ...

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...

Sam Stein

IRS Investigator 'Very Concerned' About Incomplete Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The inspector general behind the critical report about the IRS' targeting of tea party groups acknowledged Thursday that the information...

Sam Stein

Top Democrat On IRS Scandal: We Rushed To Judgement Too Quickly

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months and one day after he first testified before Congress on the IRS' targeting of conservative groups, the inspector general behi...

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...

Sam Stein

IRS Scandal: The Investigators Come Under Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted both progressive and conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status has p...

Sam Stein

IRS Targeted Progressive Groups, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service targeted progressive groups applying for tax-exempt status in addition to conservative ones, according to I...

Sam Stein

Internal IRS Investigation Reveals Inappropriate Screening Tactics Were Used Broadly

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Danny Werfel, the principal deputy commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, acknowledged on Monday that the same tactic that got th...

Sam Stein

Official Claims White House Wasn't Involved In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rebuke to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has released the full transcript...

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...

Ted Cruz: 'Abolish The IRS'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered a simple solution this weekend to the controversy that has engulfed the Internal Revenue Service recently: Get rid of ...

Top Republican Questions Obama 'Culture Of Hostility Toward Conservative Groups'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus slammed President Barack Obama over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative gro...

Pelosi Blames Bush For Major Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed former President George W. Bush for the IRS' targeting of tea party groups in the lead-up to the ...

Howard Fineman

Obama Teeters At A Beltway Tipping Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If things work out the way President Barack Obama and his aides hope, a majority of Americans will continue to stick with him through hi...

Palin Slams 'Liar' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) slammed President Barack Obama in a Wednesday op-ed, calling him "either a liar or a hugely incompetent CEO." Pa...

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...

Scandals Spark Fears For House Democrats

Politico | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Democrats aiming to retake the House next year against all odds tried to reassure themselves after President Barack Obama’s week from hell: The elec...

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, ...

Palin Rips Obama Over 'Scandalous Hat Trick'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) ripped President Barack Obama Thursday over what she called a "scandalous hat trick." "This scandalous hat trick...

Impeaching Obama: Serial Madness in Washington

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The litany of Congressional Republican nuttiness in the past 20 years is impressive. Think back on assertions that Hilary Clinton was involved in murdering Vince Foster and Whitewater, and the Mother Of All Scandals the Lewinsky/impeachment saga.

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...

Howard Fineman

Warning To GOP: Be Careful What You Wish For

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nothing is what it seems in Washington at the moment you see it. A triple witching hour of scandal has Republicans bursting with bloodlu...