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'Missteps' In Tea Party Controversy Largely Contained

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Moving quickly to stem a raging controversy, the new acting head of the Internal Revenue Service started cleaning house Thursday by...

Official Claims Treasury Had No Role In Big Scandal

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesda...

Ridiculous Nixon Comparison-gate

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Reading between the lines of the latest White House "explanations," issued after this commentary was aired: It seems increasingly likely that Presiden...

Tea Partiers Rally Against IRS Scrutiny

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans held rallies outside federal buildings...

GOP Lawmakers Question 'Outrageous' Scrutiny

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not ...

Obama Official Brings Birtherism Into Argument Over Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

White House spokesman Jay Carney brought up birtherism while answering questions Tuesday, mocking reporters for repeatedly asking questions on a numbe...

Root Out Rogues at IRS

Andy Brack | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Andy Brack

It took almost three years for our progressive Center for a Better South to get its tax-exempt status approved. I'm convinced we finally got approval only after complaining in a letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Jon Ward

IRS Commissioner Contradicts Earlier Testimony, Admits Tea Party Targeting Was Partisan | Jon Ward | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, in his second day of sworn testimony before congressional committees, admitted unde...

The Latest Lie: IRS Targeted Conservatives

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This story that is being repeated and treated as "true" is just not what happened at all. It is one more right-wing victimization fable, repeated endlessly until the public has no choice except to believe it.

Dem Slams Intolerable Targeting Of Tea Party Groups

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A leading Senate Democrat says the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of...

The Real IRS Opprobrium

Adam Resnick | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Adam Resnick

The IRS should be less concerned with pestering small non-profits and individuals and instead direct resources towards more significant enterprises.

Tea Partiers Protest IRS In Scandal's Wake

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans held rallies outside federal buil...

Former IRS Commissioner Faces Grilling

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are getting their first chance to question the former head of th...

First Lawsuit Filed Against IRS Over Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

By Nate Raymond May 20 (Reuters) - A California-based Tea Party group sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Monday in what marked ...

IRS Rarely Denies Applications From 'Social Welfare' Groups

Center For Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity During its past four fiscal years, the Internal Revenue Service has formally denied the applicat...

Carney: Senior White House Staff Knew Of IRS Probe

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was first informed about an audit of the IRS' inappropriate targeting of conse...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Ask What White House Knew About IRS Scandal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday fired off a lengthy letter demanding answers to 41 separate qu...

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

Ryan Grim

Issa Comes To White House Rescue | 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...

Jindal Makes Bold Claim Over Tea Party Targeting Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is pushing for punishment for Internal Revenue Service officials that targeted conservative groups in the lead-up to t...

An IRS With Integrity: Will This Be the Dawn of Another New Era?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Will today mark the dawning of another new era? Or will Congress miss the opportunity to examine the problems within the agency that extend beyond this one scandal?

Say What? Benghazi, AP, and IRS Are "Failures" of "Progressive Government", Says GOP Strategist

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Say what? "Benghazi. The IRS. AP phone records. The failures for which Barack Obama will be remembered are not just those of one man or one administr...

Scandal, Scandal, Scandal

Christopher Bergin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

In Washington, they throw the word scandal around with such abandon it's hard to know at any given time what it means.

The Tax Man Targeting our Right to Diversity of Thought

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

We all have skin in this game to maintain our liberties. It is an ironic turn of events that the very issue of inappropriate scrutiny of our liberties is now the focus of the IRS by the public, media, elected officials; even the ACLU has raised its head.