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New details in IRS probe: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that senior White House officials, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, learned last month of the inspector general's review of whether the IRS targeted conservative groups, but the aides did not tell President Obama. Meanwhile, Crossroads GPS says it thinks it was targeted for extra scrutiny by the IRS. And the Senate Finance Committee has asked outgoing IRS head Steven T. Miller to document all communications with top administration officials about the matter.

Scandals giving tea party a boost? A new CNN/ORC International poll shows 37 percent of Americans say they hold a favorable view of the tea party, the highest that number has been since July of 2011. But it's not all roses for the tea party: Forty-five percent said they hold an unfavorable view of the movement.

Paul donates to New Hampshire GOP: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party, CNN reported. Paul's presence in the early presidential nominating states has fueled speculation he will run for president in 2016.

New gig for Schweitzer: Former Montana governor and potential Senate candidate Brian Schweitzer (D) has taken a new job as chairman of the board of the Stillwater Mining Company.

FBI seeks interviews in Bachmann matter: The FBI has contacted a pair of former staffers on Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign. A former campaign staffer has alleged improper payments, prompting scrutiny from multiple government agencies. That former staffer would not confirm or deny that he'd been contacted by the FBI.

Rubio to address conservatives: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will address next month's Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington.


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