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Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Moves Forward

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a req...

IRS Ordered To Explain Lost Emails

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in th...

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Demands Emails From Lois Lerner From Before Email Really Existed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is so determined to get to the bottom of missing emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner that he is dem...

Darrell Issa Slams IRS Over Emails In Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a congressional panel accused the U.S. Internal Rev...

House GOP Measure Blocks IRS On Political Groups

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled House committee unveiled legislation Tuesday to block the Internal Revenue Service from issuing new rules intende...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hold Former IRS Official In Contempt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on party lines Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress the for...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote For Criminal Probe Of Lois Lerner In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee took the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's botched scrutiny of political nonprofits to a ne...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Hearing Reveals Allure Of Dark Money For IRS-Targeted Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa's latest oversight hearing into the Internal Revenue Service's botched enforcement against tea party and other "social...

Andrew Perez

Former IRS Official Received Death Threats Over Tea Party Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former Internal Revenue Service official who again pleaded her Fifth Amendment rights at a congressional hearing did so after receiv...

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 ...

GOP Rep Unveils New Details On IRS Scandal

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax-exem...

LaPierre Warns Tea Party Targeting 'Could Easily Spread' To Gun Lovers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, warned "Americans who cherish the Second Amendment" that the scandal surro...

Republicans Still Pushing Fight Over Tea Party Scandal

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that an Internal Revenue Service of...

Steve King: 'Just Go Ahead And Defy The IRS'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) spoke out against the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday, telling attendees of the Family Leadership Summit to "just go ahe...

IRS Employee Lois Lerner Deserves the 'Mother-of-All-Apologies'

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Lois Lerner was the primary target of the phony "IRS scandal." The feeding frenzy included Republicans, Democrats, members of the House and Senate, the speaker of the House, and the president of the United States. All of these people need to apologize to her. All of them.

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...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Compares Senior Dem Lawmaker To 'Little Boy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of tea party and other groups turned heated Thursday, with House Oversight...

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...

IRS Targeted Liberal Groups, Occupy Movement Like Tea Party: Democrats

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:09pm EDT (Reuters) - A top Democrat probing the Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative ...

Top Dem: Documents Show Big IRS Probe Flaw

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top House Democrat says the Treasury Department investigator who probed the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative group...

Issa To Hold Hearing On IRS Flap

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Internal Revenue Service officials from Washington and the Cincinnati office at the cent...

GOP Senator: Obama Didn't Use IRS To Attack Enemies

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

In a New York Times story published on Thursday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) shot down suggestions from some members of his party that President Barack Oba...

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...

The Strategy of Restraint: Obama's Discipline Trips and Traps Rivals

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

From subtle suggestions to diversionary rhetoric to preemptive flourishes, there is, save for Bill Clinton, no other president of the modern era better adapted to the art and science of influence and strategy.

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...