IRS hearing: Best moments
Check out the highlight reel from a House hearing Wednesday: bizarre plot twists, witness missteps and new revelations from IRS officials.
Thursday May 23
The only thing Boehner can't imagine is that Obama isn't guilty. Of something.
House Speaker John Boehner can't imagine President Obama didn't know about the IRS investigation until it became public: House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview aired late Wednesday that it's "inconceivable" someone didn't inform President Obama about the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.
Thursday May 23
IRS Hearings Express Lawmakers' Outrage
The first round of congressional hearings on the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of small-government groups didn't reveal the people who started that practice or provide clearer answers on why they did it.
Thursday May 23
Former IRS commissioner visited White House 118 times
During questioning on Capitol Hill Wednesday, it was discovered that former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011, during which time tea party groups were being targeted .
Thursday May 23
Attempts to link Obama to the I.R.S. scandal may result in a special prosecutor
As anticipated, Lois Lerner appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday to answer questions regarding her knowledge of improprieties by the agency she directs.
Wed May 22, 2013
Bernanke sends investors a mixed message
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said current monetary policy provides "significant benefits" to the economy, but then hinted of possible changes.
National Review Online
Jordan: IRS Targeted Obamacare Opponents
In his opening statements at today's House Oversight Committee hearing, Representative Jim Jordan was highly skeptical that the IRS's targeting was the work of "two rogue agents" as the White House claims.
The Daily Caller
Shulman never checked out IRS targeting, though 132 congressmen contacted him
J. D. Montgomery holds a sign on the street outside of the James C. Corman Federal Building encouraging motorist to express their anger at the IRS.
Tesla's loan payback would give Obama a green-energy win
Tesla Motors Inc. is giving President Barack Obama's green-energy strategy its biggest win after almost two years of failures pounced upon by Republicans.
IRS's Lerner Will Invoke Constitutional Right to Silence
Lois Lerner, the mid-level Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a controversy over the agency's scrutiny of small-government groups, will invoke her constitutional right not to testify before Congress, according to a letter from her lawyer.
Tue May 21, 2013
Tea Party protests in front of federal building
Radio personalities and local politicians braved a noonday downpour to vent their frustrations through a bullhorn in front of the federal building yesterday as a part of a nationwide protest against the Internal Revenue Service targeting political groups.
Sun May 19, 2013
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa Was Informed About IRS Investigation Last July
The IRS scandal continues to engulf the news cycle as critics from the both sides of the aisle express outrage and demand anger.
Fri May 17, 2013
IRS "Rogue Employees" Were Only Following Orders
The Obama Administration is claiming that two "rogue employees" at the Cincinnati IRS facility were the apparent source of all IRS harassment of the TEA Party and other Conservative groups over the past three years.
Thu May 16, 2013
Perez confirmation saga continues with upcoming committee vote
The Senate committee that caused the delay is scheduled to pick up where it left off on Thursday as it votes on whether to move forward with confirmation proceedings for Thomas Perez, who currently heads the Justice Department's civil rights division.
The Columbus Dispatch
Tea party groups plan to sue IRS
The Ohio Liberty Coalition and 16 other tea party groups could file a civil suit against the Internal Revenue Service as soon as next week, according to an attorney representing 27 tea party organizations from around the nation.
Wed May 15, 2013
Tax chief forced out in IRS scandal
Washington's top tax official was fired on Wednesday as President Barack Obama sought to stem a rising tide of criticism over the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Holder: Potential civil rights violations at IRS
The FBI is investigating potential civil rights violations at the Internal Revenue Service after the agency acknowledged the agency had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Cybercast News Service
Collusion and Corruption at the IRS
They say there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Try as we might, it's virtually impossible to escape the clutches of the Grim Reaper or the Tax Man.
U.S. opens IRS criminal probe
Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of whether IRS employees broke the law when they targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, the latest setback for an agency that is the subject of withering bipartisan criticism and multiple congressional inquiries.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ohio tea partier helped trigger the national investigation of the IRS
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