10 hrs ago | Detroit News
As the White House obfuscated and IRS officer Lois Lerner plead the Fifth, calls for a special prosecutor grew louder in the nation's capital this week.
16 hrs ago | Frying Pan News
"This systematic abuse cannot be fixed with just one resignation, or two," said David Camp, the Republican chairman of the House tax-writing committee, at an oversight hearing dealing with the IRS.
19 hrs ago | MSNBC
The national controversy involving revelations that the IRS has subjected conservative groups to extra scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status has evolved into a fill-in-the-blanks scandal for Republicans, who have substituted their own narrative for every gap in the Obama administration's explanation for the abuses.
Yesterday | CNN
Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday, May 22, in Washington.
May 24, 2013 - As tax discussions continue on Capitol Hill, NAFCU continues to reiterate the importance of retaining the credit union tax exemption, most recently in letters sent yesterday to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees.
The Capitol Hill hearing on the IRS scandal this week upstaged another Senate investigation into how U.S. technology companies shelter earnings from domestic taxes.
Democratic Senator Carl Levin said an overhaul of the U.S. tax code would be difficult to accomplish and instead lawmakers should focus on curbing "unjustified" tax breaks.
Prominent House conservatives are insisting that any increase in the debt limit be tied to cuts or changes in entitlement programs and mandatory spending, rather than just a tax overhaul, potentially complicating GOP leadership efforts to work out an agreement with Democrats to avoid a default.
Coming so closely together, the revelations that the IRS made severe missteps during the 2012 election cycle and that Apple employs offshore tax shelters make a fairly good case for a broad overhaul of the United States' tax system.
Tea party members protest in front of the John Weld Peck Federal Building in Cincinnati, Ohio, during a nationwide protest at IRS offices on May 21, 2013.
Apple CEO Tim Cook laughs during a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs investigations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 21, 2013.
Republicans are getting tripped up by the media when challenged about evidence of President Obama's personal involvement in the IRS scandal.
Major trade legislation appears increasingly likely to clear Congress this year despite an intensely partisan atmosphere made worse by scandals plaguing President Barack Obama's administration.
He doesn't work in Washington and has no legal influence on what happens there, but Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette sticks his nose into the IRS scandal dogging the Obama administration.
The Internal Revenue Service has given no indication to the House Ways and Means Committee about whether it will respond to the bipartisan demand of Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin--delivered in writing last Tuesday, May 14-that by today, Tuesday, May 21, the agency answer thirteen questions posed by the committee relating to IRS ... (more)