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.
GOP Report: IRS Scrutiny Worse For Conservative Groups Than LiberalsHouse Republican investigators say Internal Revenue Service agents treated conservative groups worse than liberal ones when they applied for tax-exempt status.
IRS Head: Inappropriate Screening Was Broader, Lasted LongerThe head of the Internal Revenue Service says inappropriate screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than was previously disclosed.
IRS Manager: Tea Party Scrutiny Originated In Cincinnati, Not DCAn 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.
DC IRS Supervisor Admits Scrutinizing Tea Party Groups' ApplicationsAn 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.
Poll: 68 Percent Of Americans Say IRS Targeted Tea Party For Political GainRegardless of party affiliation, a large majority of Americans believe that the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups was politically-motivated.
Conflicting Laws, Ambiguous Language Help Fuel IRS ConfusionThe 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.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against IRS, Holder On Behalf Of 25 Tea Party GroupsThe 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.”
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.
Treasury: Agency Played No Role In IRS Targeting Of Conservative GroupsThe 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.
Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe IRS Deliberately Targeted Tea PartyA new survey finds that a majority of Americans believe that the Internal Revenue Service deliberately targeted conservative groups.
Obama Senior Adviser: 'No One In The White House Was Aware' Of IRS ScandalA top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the administration for more answers.
Tea Party Tax Returns Show Activism On A Budget Dozens of tea party groups and other conservative organizations of the kind subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operated with small budgets and rarely displayed overt partisan activities, according to an Associated Press review of public tax filings by 93 such activist groups. A few groups built million-dollar operations and political ties that could have been legitimate grounds for IRS investigation, tax law experts said.
Obama Warns Congress Not To Play Politics With IRS ScandalHurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted Tea Party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.
Issa: 'This Was A Targeting Of The President's Political Enemies'Congress was not told tea party groups were being inappropriately targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, even after acting agency Chief Steven Miller had been briefed on the matter.