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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

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Ed Markey for Senate rally in Boston, Mass., on June 12, 2013. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘It Would Be A Whole Lot Easier’ If Dems Had Majorities In Congress

President Barack Obama put his second-term appeal to the test Wednesday in Boston and Florida, seeking to boost Democratic candidates as a fundraiser and a political drawing card even while trailed by controversies over government intrusion.

06/13/2013

Faris Fink, commissioner of the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Division, answer questions during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, on June 6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

IRS Official Who Played Spock In $50G ‘Star Trek’ Parody Apologizes For ‘Embarrassing’ Video

An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a lavish $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock in a “Star Trek” parody shown at the 2010 gathering conceded to Congress on Thursday that taxpayer dollars were wasted in the episode.

06/07/2013

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

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

IRS Workers Say Supervisors Directed Targeting

Two Internal Revenue Service agents working in the agency’s Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

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

File photo of wild horses. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Horse Slaughterhouse Accuses USDA of IRS Tactics

A southeastern company’s plans to convert a cattle plant into a horse slaughterhouse has hit another roadblock, this time over an environmental dispute that the company’s attorney blames on the Obama administration putting politics over policy.

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

Daniel 'Danny' Werfel, acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), speaks during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 3, 2013. Werfel told lawmakers he is working to restore trust in the beleaguered U.S. tax agency and said he wants to make improvements before pressing for a bigger budget. (credit: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images)

New IRS Head Says Taxpayers No Longer Trust Agency

His agency under relentless fire, the new head of the Internal Revenue Service acknowledged to Congress on Monday that American taxpayers no longer trust the IRS amid a growing number of scandals — from the targeting of conservative political groups to lavish spending on employee conferences.

06/03/2013

Senator John McCain speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on the shores of the Dead Sea on May 25, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain: ‘President’s Credibility Obviously Is At Stake Here’

Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is “mired” in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them.

06/03/2013

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