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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Lerner mentioned working for pro-Obama group amid scandal

The IRS scandal continues

By Jaime Fuller  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Boehner: Lois Lerner should testify or be held in contempt

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said former IRS official Lois Lerner should testify before a congressional panel or be held in contempt of Congress.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House, IRS

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Obama administration proposes new rule curtailing political activities by nonprofit groups

The new guidance would amend current regulations governing which groups qualify as “social welfare” organizations.

By Matea Gold  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013

New bipartisan bill protects groups that don’t support same-sex marriage

Proposal by GOP lawmaker is in response to recent court rulings and the IRS scandal.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, House Republicans, IRS

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/21/2013

McConnell: Obama probably didn't order IRS targeting, but still bears responsibility

McConnell said the the IRS's targeting of conservative groups is symptomatic of a larger problem in the administration.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, White House

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 06/18/2013

CNN poll: Nearly half of Americans think IRS orders came from White House

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 47 percent of Americans think the White House ordered the targeting, up from 37 percent last month.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:10 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Fair Tax group launches 'End the IRS' ads

Americans for Fair Taxation, a group headed by wealthy super PAC donor Leo Linbeck III, will launch the ads Monday.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 06/09/2013

Elijah Cummings: 'Case is solved' on IRS

The ranking Democrat on the committee leading the investigation of the IRS also had some unusually harsh words for committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

By Aaron Blake  |  02:36 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Live updates: IRS hearing

House committee hearing today focuses on spending at Internal Revenue Services conferences.

By Josh Hicks  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Polls show controversies taking toll on Obama

President Obama, who has long enjoyed strong marks when it comes to his personal integrity, has lost a little mojo in light of recent scandals and controversies.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:20 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS, Justice Department

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 06/03/2013

IRS hearing: Live updates

For the fourth time in two weeks, a congressional committee will hold a hearing on the IRS scandal. It starts at 3 p.m.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:46 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Who's testifying at the next hearing on IRS targeting scandal?

Representatives from six tea party or conservative groups are scheduled to speak.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, IRS

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Plouffe calls Issa 'Mr. Grand Theft Auto'

The war of words between Democrats and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is escalating quickly.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:25 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/01/2013

IRS training videos spoof 'Star Trek,' 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Cupid Shuffle'

Take a look at training videos produced for recent IRS conferences, released as part of a forthcoming watchdog report.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/30/2013

White House: No special prosecutor for IRS scandal, despite public support

The White House will not be pushing for a special prosecutor to handle IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups, even as three-fourths of Americans are calling for one.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Poll: Americans want special prosecutor for IRS scandal

Across partisan lines, Americans agree that a special prosecutor should investigate the targeting of conservatives and the Internal Revenue Service, a new Quinnipiac poll finds.

By Rachel Weiner and Scott Clement  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/29/2013

New IRS boss to face lawmakers next week

Danny Werfel will testify before a House committee next Monday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Rand Paul: Obama is losing moral authority

Sen. Rand Paul said that President Obama is "losing the moral authority to lead this nation" because of three scandals that have erupted in recent weeks.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Justice Department

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Jindal: GOP scandal response should focus on big government

Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate who has sought to become a steady hand in guiding his party through its recovery, says the latter is still a valid line of inquiry, but that size of government is a winning issue for the GOP.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:14 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, IRS

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Boehner: 'Inconceivable' that Obama didn't know about IRS targeting

House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview Wednesday that it's "inconceivable" someone didn't inform President Obama about the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, John Boehner

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The House's IRS hearing: Live updates

Highlighting today's House Oversight Committee hearing is IRS official Lois Lerner's decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment and not answer questions. Lerner is still under subpoena to testify, meaning she will have to invoke her rights in person.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/21/2013

IRS official Lois Lerner to take the Fifth

The IRS official who first disclosed the agency's improper targeting of conservative groups will invoke her right not to incriminate herself.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2013

The IRS hearing: Live updates

The Senate Finance Committee is holding its first hearing today looking at the Internal Revenue Service's inappropriate targeting of conservative groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Crossroads thinks it was caught up in IRS targeting campaign

A Crossroads spokesman said Friday that the group was probably subjected to special scrutiny.

By Josh Hicks  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Senators ask ex-IRS chief to detail communications with White House

In a pointed letter, the Senate Finance Committee outlines 41 specific lines of inquiry.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/20/2013

White House knew of IRS targeting in late April, official says

The White House now says that it's counsel's office was informed of the IRS's targeting of conservative groups in late April, after previously saying only that it knew that an inspector general's report of some kind was coming.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Lawyer says IRS question was planted

It turns out the question that led Lois Lerner to disclose the IRS's wrongdoing was planted by none other than Lerner herself.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:50 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/17/2013

No surge in 501(c)(4) applications in 2010

Surge didn't happen until well after the targeting began.

By Rachel Weiner  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Baucus on IRS: 'I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out'

More revelations about political targeting inside the Internal Revenue Service are coming, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) predicted.

By Rachel Weiner  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Senate

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Another top IRS official to leave agency

Another top IRS official is leaving amidst the growing scandal.

By Zachary Goldfarb and Aaron Blake  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Daniel Werfel replaces Miller as acting IRS commissioner

Daniel Werfel, a senior official at the Office of Management and Budget, will be named acting commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, according to White House officials.

By Zachary Goldfarb and Aaron Blake  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Holder testimony: Live Updates

Attorney General Eric H. Holder testifies before Congress on seizure of journalist's phone records and IRS targeting of conservative groups

By Aaron Blake  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Boehner on IRS scandal: 'Who's going to jail over this scandal?'

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013

McConnell says IRS probe should focus on White House

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday morning said Tuesday morning that the White House needs to answer questions about what -- if any -- role it played in the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama: IRS wrongdoing is 'outrageous'

The president addressed the issue at a press conference Monday morning.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Democrats start going after IRS

Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine and Joe Manchin call for an investigation.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/12/2013

IRS targeted groups that criticized the government, IG report says

Agency targeted nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, an IG report shows.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Cantor: House will investigate IRS matter

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) confirmed Friday afternoon that the Republican-led House will investigate the IRS's inappropriate targeting of conservative groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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