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A House hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative groups erupted into an argument between Rep. Elijah Cummings and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa just moments after former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify in regards to her role in the tax scrutiny scandal. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Issa Walks Out Of IRS Scandal Hearing As Cummings Calls Proceedings ‘Un-American’

A House hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative groups erupted into an argument between Rep. Elijah Cummings and Chairman Darrell Issa just moments after former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify in regards to her role in the tax scrutiny scandal.

03/05/2014

House Republican investigators say Internal Revenue Service agents treated conservative groups worse than liberal ones when they applied for tax-exempt status. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Report: IRS Scrutiny Worse For Conservative Groups Than Liberals

House Republican investigators say Internal Revenue Service agents treated conservative groups worse than liberal ones when they applied for tax-exempt status.

07/30/2013

Danny Werfel, acting IRS commissioner, speaks during House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, on June 6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

IRS Head: Inappropriate Screening Was Broader, Lasted Longer

The head of the Internal Revenue Service says inappropriate screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than was previously disclosed.

06/24/2013

A sign stands outside the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building on May 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

IRS Manager: Tea Party Scrutiny Originated In Cincinnati, Not DC

An Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican said the close scrutiny of Tea Party groups’ tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office and not in Washington, according to a full transcript of his interview by congressional investigators released Tuesday.

06/19/2013

A sign stands outside the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building on May 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

DC IRS Supervisor Admits Scrutinizing Tea Party Groups’ Applications

An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.

06/17/2013

Regardless of party affiliation, a large majority of Americans believe that the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups was politically-motivated. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images).

Poll: 68 Percent Of Americans Say IRS Targeted Tea Party For Political Gain

Regardless of party affiliation, a large majority of Americans believe that the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups was politically-motivated.

06/06/2013

The uproar over the Internal Revenue Service's heavy-handed treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status can be traced partly to when New York University Law School went into the noodle business. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Conflicting Laws, Ambiguous Language Help Fuel IRS Confusion

The uproar over the Internal Revenue Service’s heavy-handed treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status can be traced partly to when New York University Law School went into the noodle business.

06/05/2013

File photo of President Obama and Eric Holder (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against IRS, Holder On Behalf Of 25 Tea Party Groups

The American Center for Law and Justice has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 25 conservative organizations in federal court. The lawsuit accuses Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the IRS of targeting Tea Party groups in a “pervasive” and “organized scheme.”

05/30/2013

The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a federal tax code that has undergone some 5,000 changes in the past dozen years. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Conservatives Push Less Discretion For IRS Amid Scandal

The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a federal tax code that has undergone some 5,000 changes in the past dozen years.

05/29/2013

The Internal Revenue Service building is shown in Washington, D.C. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Treasury: Agency Played No Role In IRS Targeting Of Conservative Groups

The Treasury Department’s No. 2 official is telling Congress that his agency played no role in the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.

05/22/2013

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