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Republicans Seek To Punish IRS

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House unveiled slashing cuts to the budget of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, punishing the beleaguered...

IRS Still Has Long To-Do List On Healthcare Laws

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - A central part of President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law - a requirement t...

IRS Bonuses Face Steep Rollback

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Citing budget cuts, the Internal Revenue Service is canceling this year's employee bonuses for managers and is working to cancel bo...

Dark Money Group's Big Secret Exposed

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Dark Money Group Spent on House Race, Then Told IRS It Didn't by Justin Elliott ProPublica, July 1, 2013, 9:45 a.m.S...

J. Russell George: No Sign Progressives Were Mistreated By IRS

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Treasury Department inspector general says the Internal Revenue Service screened only a few progressive groups seeking tax-exempt...

IRS Chief Facing Grilling

Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The chief of the Internal Revenue Service is facing questions from Congress for the first time si...

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...

IRS Credit Cards Used For What?!

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, do...

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...

5 Reasons Why Obama's Climate Change Moment Mustn't Be Missed

Michael Shank | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Michael Shank

This is no time for a small pitch on power plant carbon parameters. We need something big if we are to survive at all. Now let's hope he understands that and does something real to address it.

Grassley Makes Shocking Accusation

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of d...

Tea Party Anticipates Its 'Largest Demonstration' Since 2010

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Organizers with the Tea Party Patriots told supporters this week to expect Wednesday's "Audit the IRS" rally at the U.S. Capitol to be the movement's ...

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...

Poll Spells Bad News For Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

More Americans now think that senior White House officials ordered the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups, despite no evidence so far...

Scandals Pose Threat To Health Care Law

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in ...

Issa Exaggerations Exposed

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The House Oversight Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat are overreaching in recent ...

Privacy Under Attack? Most Americans Have Already Surrendered Theirs

Bill Frezza | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

"We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but whe...

How Likely Is Carried Interest Reform?

Jeremy Scott | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeremy Scott

Carried interest reform will almost certainly be part of any major tax reform bill offered by Camp or Baucus. But it's also possible that even if tax reform efforts fail or stall, carried interest legislation could find its way into an extenders package or as a pay-for for deficit reduction or an extension of the debt limit.

Boehner: White House Claims On Scandal 'Inconceivable'

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says it is "inconceivable" that top White House officials didn't tell President Barack Obama once they learne...

'Conservative' IRS Manager: White House Not Involved In Scandal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A self-described conservative Republican who is a manager in the Internal Revenue Service office that targeted tea party groups tol...

WATCH: Newt Slams IRS For 'Largest' Scandal Ever

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said he thinks the Internal Revenue Service's "problems are going to get bigger and broader" as new information...

IRS Workers Contradict Agency Claims

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators are starting to see cracks in the Internal Revenue Service argument that a small group of agents in the...

Nugent Blasts IRS Over 'Nazi Tactics'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Rocker Ted Nugent had harsh words for the Internal Revenue Service this week, accusing the embattled agency of using "Nazi tactics" in its targeting o...

IRS Official Apologizes, Addresses Embarrassing Incident

AP | ALAN FRAM and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a lavish $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock i...