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White House Staffer Subpoenaed In IRS Investigation

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - A Republican-controlled congressional committee said on Monday that it had subpoenaed a White House staffer as part ...

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

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...

GOP Report Alleges Worse Targeting Of Conservatives In IRS Flap

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status were more closely scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service than their progressive ...

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...

Cold Water Thrown On GOP Claims Of Anti-Tea Party Bias

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

(Adds further from testimony, audit probe details) By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - A top Democrat investiga...

Sam Stein

IRS Investigated Tea Party Group Subsection, Not Tea Party Groups Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Inspector General's office looking into the Internal Revenue Service's screening practices for groups applying for tax-exempt status...

Tea Party Scandal Becomes GOP Zombie

Salon | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Like a “zeke” in “World War Z” that just won’t die, the IRS scandal lives another day. We declared it dead on Monday — based on the inform...

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

Issa Keeps Selectively Leaking IRS Transcripts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has continued to release only select port...

Tea Party Targeting Probe Widens

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

(Updates to include full quotes from Hofacre) By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators ...

Sam Stein

Darrell Issa: Releasing Full IRS Transcripts Now Would Be 'Reckless'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after he released partial transcripts of interviews with IRS officials involved in the scandal surrounding the targeting of con...

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...

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...

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...

Change For Key IRS Scandal Figure, Reports Say

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations division, has been placed on administrative leave after invokin...

Jennifer Bendery

IRS Inspector General's Staff Kept GOP Congressman Updated On Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the outcry over who in the White House knew about an inspector general report detailing instances of the Internal Revenue Servic...

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...

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...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Put In Double Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing questions over the Internal Revenue Service's allegedly focused examination of conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax-exe...

Ryan Grim

Issa Comes To White House Rescue

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...