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Obama Administration Accepts Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that Steven Miller has resigned as acting head of the Internal Revenue Service. Reuters reports that ...

FBI Launching Probe Of IRS

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late...

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...

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 ...

The Right Stuff

Richard C. Leone | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

Underlying the sharp divisions over fundamental questions is the widening fissure between the two parties. It's fashionable to describe this development as the result of a more or less symmetrical shift -- with Democrats moving to the left while Republicans move to the right. That conclusion is just plain wrong.

Republican Blasts 'Real Problems' Over Tea Party Apology

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - A senior Republican senator condemned the Internal Revenue Service...

New Report Details More IRS-Tea Party Drama

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspe...

Palin: 'I'm Sure Obama Is Grateful' For Poor IRS Choice

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took to Facebook Friday night to tear into the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conservative groups during th...

Cantor Says House Will Probe IRS Targeting Conservative Groups

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will investigate the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conserv...

Republicans Slam 'Obtrusive' Tea Party Targeting

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

* IRS official apologizes for "inappropriate" targeting of groups * Conservative groups' applications got closer scrutiny ...

Tea Party Favorite Wins Big

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Tea party favorite Carl Paladino, the unsuccessful 2010 Republican nominee for New York governor, won a landslide victory Tuesday night for a seat on ...

Sanford Nabs Big Tea Party Endorsement

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) was endorsed by the Tea Party Express in the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional Dis...

John Celock

Dems: Which Candidates Does Rove Think Are 'Ill-Suited?'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Senate Democrats are questioning Republican strategist Karl Rove about which GOP Senate candidates he considers "ill-suited" for the 2014 election. ...

Bill Keating: John Boehner 'Is The Captain Of A Mutinous Ship'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.) channeled the maritime spirit of Martha's Vineyard on Thursday to take a swipe at House Republicans and Speaker John Boehn...

Harry Reid Doubles Down On Tea Party Anarchists

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spoke with conservative radio host Rusty Humphries on Wednesday, The Hill reports, standing by an earlier c...

John Celock

WATCH: GOP Legislator Warns Of Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

A Republican legislator in New Hampshire asked U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) Tuesday if the country is on the brink of a revolution over immigration...

John Celock

GOP Rep Jokes About Shooting Guns In Conspiracy Theory Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Arizona joked about audience members shooting into the air during a hearing on the United Nations sustainability agen...

The Republican Party Is Going to the Dogs

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Obviously, the Republican Party wants to die, and as much as I disagree with Republicans on just about everything, I feel compelled to help.

Tea Party Decline Reflects GOP Shift

NBC News | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

When the Tea Party movement made its official debut on April 15, 2009, it made quite a political splash with events across the country protesting Pres...

Tea Party Moves To Arrest Stand Your Ground Opponents

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Tea party Republicans in New Hampshire want to press criminal charges against state legislators who voted to repeal the state's Stand Your Ground law ...

Tea Party Leader Charged With Threats Over Agenda 21

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A tea party leader in Oklahoma has been charged with two felonies after threatening to turn a Republican state senator into a "laughing stock" if he d...

Original Tea Party Member: Religious, Political Right Killed The Movement

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Phil Russo, a libertarian-leaning, self-described "Goldwater Republican," was one of the earliest supporters of the tea party. But now, in an op-ed pu...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As across-the-board federal budget cuts ripple across the country, local officials in Kansas have been left scrambling to fund air traff...

Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein Own the Senate. When Will America Stop Bickering and Wake Up?

David Paul | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
David Paul

Perhaps the greatest success of the bank lobby has been its success in pitting the right and the left against each other to undermine a broader understanding that the status quo is neither in the public interest nor necessary for an effective financial system.

Tea Party Attack On GOP Lawmaker Takes Bizarre Turn

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A tea party leader's increased attacks on a Republican state senator in Oklahoma have resulted in the failure of a bill that would have banned the Uni...