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IRS scandal remains front and center: An inspector general's report set to be released this week states that the IRS developed "inappropriate criteria" that focused on conservative groups and stalled their applications. Here is a link to the IG's report. Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced that the FBI would conduct a criminal investigation of the IRS's conduct.

Reid asks GOP where they were in the past: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters that what the IRS did was "inexcusable" but said Republicans did not speak up when the IRS "inappropriately targeted" left-leaning groups. "Where was their outrage when groups on the other side of the political spectrum were under attack?"

Holder faces the press, Priebus says he should resign: Holder said he recused himself from the investigation into a leak that involved secretly obtaining phone records from the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Holder should resign following the department's decision to collect the records. The attorney general said he was confident the investigation was carried out in accordance with department rules.

CBO forecasts lower deficit: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted that this year’s deficit will drop to $642 billion -- $200 billion lower than an earlier forecast.

Sestak gears up for Senate run: Former Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania announced he is planning to run for the Senate in 2016, setting the stage for a rematch of 2010 against Sen. Pat Toomey (R).

Sanford to be sworn in Wednesday: Rep.-elect Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) will return to Congress amid an eventful week in Washington. Sanford, fresh off his special election win last week, will be sworn in on Wednesday afternoon.

Sessions immigration amendments voted down: Two immigration amendments Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) introduced were rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The amendments would have required the Department of Homeland Security to establish a biometric identification system to track entrances and exits and imposed stricter visa standards.


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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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