Rep. Elijah Cummings
The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.
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.
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.