A federal court shot down a tea party group's effort to permanently bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny, issuing a ruling Thursday that says the tax agency has taken enough steps to correct the problem.
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The race for the House GOP's whip leadership post is turning into a two-man affair, lawmakers said Wednesday after emerging from a closed-door meeting where they heard pitched from the candidates. Published June 18, 2014
The federal government collected a record amount of taxes in fiscal year 2014, topping $3 trillion in revenue for the first time in its history, according to Treasury Department numbers released Wednesday that show the influx helped drop the deficit to its lowest level under President Obama.
One in four Americans say they support the tea party, according to a Gallup poll that shows support for the pro-liberty wing is down from its successful wave in 2010, yet has been relatively steady since late 2011.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk about Obamacare. But inevitably, he faced questions about the political targeting scandal that hit the revenue agency shortly before he took the reins.
The IRS's internal auditor distorted the facts surrounding the IRS tea party targeting scandal, leaving Americans with the impression that the tax agency went after conservative groups without also targeting liberal groups, the Senate's top investigative panel said Friday.
Former Republican candidate and one-time presidential hopeful Herman Cain — who's political star fell on the heels of adultery and sexual harassment allegations — says the tea party movement that he helps lead is far from ended.
Newly released emails by Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, show "deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as '—holes,'" according to a House committee.
The Lois G. Lerner emails released this month revealed a potentially huge loophole in federal open-records practices when an IRS tech staffer acknowledged that the agency doesn't regularly store — and never checks — instant message chats as official government records.
The Justice Department is looking into former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner's lost emails and why it took her agency so long to report the missing messages to Congress and other federal authorities, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the House on Thursday.
Mississippi attack ads that painted conservative Republicans and tea partyers as racists were funded by Senate Republicans, RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson has confirmed.
An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency's help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday.
A newly released email from former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner, sent just as the tea party targeting scandal was erupting, warned colleagues to "be cautious" about what information they put in emails because it could be turned over to Congress.
Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, tried to get her agency to conduct an exam on a sitting U.S. senator, according to emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. James Lankford said Wednesday that his victory in the Oklahoma Senate primary race should serve as a clear reminder that local tea party activists are not going to take their marching orders from the national groups that claim the mantle of the grassroots movement.
Energized by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss in Virginia earlier this month, tea party Republicans hope to finish the job Tuesday in Mississippi by unseating six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in a GOP primary.
The co-founder of Tea Party Patriots blasted President Obama for his White House ceremony to honor border crossers who were accepted into his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying his public embrace sends the wrong message to illegal immigrants.
Lois G. Lerner, the employee at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, wanted to recover files from her computer hard drive after it crashed in 2011, but when told it was impossible, she took a philosophical view.
Six years after the end of the George W. Bush administration, Republicans remain at odds internally over the direction of the party, struggling between pushes for purity and electability.
Two top Republicans said Tuesday that in addition to Lois G. Lerner's emails, the IRS appears to also have lost records from six other agency employees involved in the tea party targeting scandal.
Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, said Wednesday morning that members were already scrambling to fill the leadership seat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost the Virginia GOP primary in a surprise upset Tuesday night.
Tea Party Patriots leader Jenny Beth Martin said Friday that she doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service's plan to go back and rewrite proposed new rules governing tax-exempt status for nonprofit groups that engage in some political activity.
Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite and on the short list of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential bid, railed against FBI Director James Comey's handling of the IRS investigation that targeted tea party nonprofit applicants for undue examination.
Support for the tea party has dropped to an all-time low, said a new CBS News poll released Wednesday.
Tea party-backed candidate Matt Bevin took to national TV Monday for a last-ditch attack on incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, warning that he just "pretends" to be conservative to win re-election.
One of the original organizers of the tea party movement said Wednesday that the time has come for conservatives to agree to tackle the immigration issue, adding fuel to the push for Republicans to agree to a bill this year.
A group of self-described revolutionary-style patriots with a million mobilized militia members are heading to downtown Washington, D.C., this week to bring a simple message to political leadership, from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner: Get out.
Ben Sasse won the Republican nomination for Nebraska's open Senate seat Tuesday, besting a crowded, competitive field, leaving him well-positioned to win in November and delivering a win to insurgent conservative groups who said it served as a rebuke to GOP power brokers in Washington.
Tea party supporters are losing their life savings due to the latest IRS targeting of the tea party, said a Washington, D.C., attorney who represents several tea party and other conservative nonprofits.
A new poll finds only one in four Republicans or right-leaning independents consider themselves supporters of the tea party, offering another sign the wing's influence is waning after it failed to make inroads during this week's GOP primaries.
Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didn't destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting — and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans, House Republicans revealed Wednesday.
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