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President Barack Obama joked in January when he nominated Lew for the Treasury post that he had never noticed before how illegible Lew's signature was. Lew served as Obama's chief of staff and also as director of the Office of Management and Budget before taking the Treasury job. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lew: ‘No Evidence Of Anyone In A Political Position’ Targeted Tea Party

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – “For almost every American family there are scars from the deep recession,” said Secretary Jack Lew Wednesday in an interview with CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley. Lew, President Obama’s former chief of […]

07/25/2013

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Dem: Documents Show IRS Probe Was Flawed

The Treasury Department investigator whose probe of the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups helped fuel a national uproar failed to tell Congress that his own investigators found no evidence that the targeting of conservatives was politically motivated, a top House Democrat said Friday.

07/12/2013

President Barack Obama (right) and former President George W. Bush. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Despite Past Campaign Promises, Obama National Security Record Very Similar To George W. Bush

Five years into his presidency, Barack Obama presides over a national security apparatus that in many ways still resembles the one left behind by President George W. Bush. Drones are killing terrorism suspects, the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, holds “enemy combatants” and the government secretly collects telephone records of millions of Americans.

06/07/2013

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 the IRS headquarters. (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

IRS Woes Grow With Report of Conference Spending

The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general’s report that it spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

06/03/2013

A House committee says a soon-to-be released Treasury Department report finds the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold about 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012. (read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

House Panel: IRS Conferences Racked Up $50M Tab, Hefty Hotel Bills

A House committee says a soon-to-be released Treasury Department report finds the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold about 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

06/02/2013

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

Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner leaves a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after refusing to testify on May 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: ‘There Will Be Hell To Pay’ For Refusal To Cooperate In IRS Scandal

The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups has told Congress she did nothing wrong and has invoked her constitutional right to not answer lawmakers’ questions.

05/22/2013

Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Hopes IRS Scandal Will Take Down Biggest Target: Health Care

Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama’s health care law.

05/18/2013

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