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During hearings before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., asked outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller if it was appropriate for the IRS to demand the content of a pro-life group's prayers , the Washington Examiner reported.
Jay Devereaux hadn't paid much attention to the daily drumbeat of partisan politics in D.C. He wasn't a Washington nerd, and didn't know who said what during congressional hearings -- nor did he care.
A Colorado conservative group believed to be targeted by the Internal Revenue Service is operating without any tax-exempt status and spent more than $1 million last year against Democrats, public records show.
The nation's tax agency has admitted to inappropriately scrutinizing smaller tea party organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, and senior Treasury Department officials were notified in the midst of the 2012 presidential election season that an internal investigation was underway.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller and J. Russell George, a Treasury inspector general, take the oath before testifying on Friday, May 17, 2013 before the House Ways and Means Committee.
A Texas tea party group said the Internal Revenue Service asked about its involvement in verifying signatures provided in the effort to recall Republican Gov.
Nearly 500 groups applying for tax-exempt status have spoken out against the Internal Revenue Service for abusing its power, intimidating groups that were aiming to educate citizens on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and their civic duty to hold government accountable.
The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
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.
Friday's hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee caps a week of damaging revelations for the Internal Revenue Service and, ultimately, for President Obama.
House Republicans offered their own North Carolina tax overhaul plan Thursday that would reduce personal and corporate income tax rates and expand the sales tax to cover more services.
Some Ohio conservatives who say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are heading to Washington as federal investigations widen into the agency's handling of tax-exempt applications.
The Internal Revenue Service group under fire in the current scandal was overworked, understaffed and lacked a layer of experienced middle managers, according to two former IRS employees.
The nation's top military officer is warning that women in uniform are losing confidence that sexual assault in the armed services is a problem that can be solved.
President Barack Obama makes a statement on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday.