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Top IRS Staffers Punished

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service has reportedly placed two senior staffers on administrative leave for accepting gifts at a 2010 conference. The two st...

IRS Workers Facing Consequences

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Moving quickly to address yet another controversy, the Internal Revenue Service placed two officials on administrative leave for ac...

Tea Party Leader Gives Tearful Testimony On 'Intimidation'

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - Tea Party and other conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rei...

Conservative Groups Testifying Over Alleged Mistreatment

Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are ...

Issa Reprising Familiar Role In Contentious Probe

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - What began as a bipartisan congressional probe into Internal Revenue Ser...

Issa Stirs Memories Of McCarthyism

National Journal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

In one brief and repugnant interview, the GOP's chief congressional investigator into Internal Revenue Service abuses cherry-picked evidence, overstat...

Agency Under Siege Has Long History Of Tough Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Internal Revenue Service staff have a long history of discouraging applications ...

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 ...

IRS Woes Grow With 'Unfortunate' Report

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His agency under relentless fire, the new head of the Internal Revenue Service acknowledged to Congress on Monday that American tax...

House Panel Finds IRS Spent $50 Million On Conferences

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for empl...

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...

Embattled Agency's Glory Days Explored

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a time, the Internal Revenue Service inspired awe and admiration in Americans, not just trepidation and lame jokes about death and t...

IRS Video Reveals Employees Dancing

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest black eye for the Internal Revenue Service, the agency provided Congress on Friday with another video featuring its employ...

Holder Doesn't Cut It For Americans Focused On IRS

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Americans say the scandal surrounding the IRS' targeting of conservative groups is more important than both the controversy over the 2012 attack on a ...

Another IRS Scandal On The Horizon

Upworthy | Rollie Williams | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Two scandals for the price of one? What a deal!...

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...

Ariel Shearer

Government's War On Pot Drives Forward On Another Front

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Shearer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

The tea party has company. For the past several years, the Internal Revenue Service has been systematically targeting medical marijuana establishments...

More Hearings Planned To Address IRS Scandal

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least two congressional panels are planning more hearings next week on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative ...

Scandal Could Boost Case For Big Reform

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but...

The IRS Is Also Abusing 'Marijuana'

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Long before the IRS began singling out groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names, "marijuana" was a political buzzword that elicited special attention from the IRS.

Conservative Groups Targeted By IRS Tested Nonprofit Rules

New York Times | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

When CVFC, a conservative veterans’ group in California, applied for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, its biggest expenditure th...

Internal Revenue Service Given Power to Use Drone Attacks

Spencer Green | Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a startling policy announcement, the Obama administration has given the Internal Revenue Service complete power over drone attacks used in this country.

'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...