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  • White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    White House plotted with Treasury on how to reveal IRS misdeeds

    The White House revealed that it had even deeper knowledge of the IRS scandal than it first let on when press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that a top aide to President Obama talked with a Treasury Department official about how to break the news of the agency's improper targeting of conservative groups.


  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (left), Montana Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the committee's ranking Republican, questions ousted IRS Chief Steve Miller, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, on Capitol Hill on May 21, 2013, during the committee's hearing on the IRS practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings. (Associated Press)

    Parties divide over IRS scandal fallout

    Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday the IRS, while engaging in "unacceptable" targeting of conservative groups, may have been set up for failure by campaign finance law ambiguities that allowed tax-exempt groups to engage in partisan politics without disclosing their donors.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Mr. Obama announced the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    EDITORIAL: Mr. Obama and his scandals

    With each developing scandal, the picture of an arrogant administration abusing its power grows clearer.


  • The Washington Times

    RAHN: Why the IRS cannot be reformed

    Every few years, at least from the time of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, there is a scandal involving abuse of power at the Internal Revenue Service.


  • Mark Weber

    KNIGHT: Taxing the credulity of the Americans

    Barack Obama says he is angry about the Internal Revenue Service singling out conservative and Tea Party groups for rough treatment, even though it may or may not have something to do with an anti-Muslim video.


  • True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht (Screen shot from True the Vote's Vimeo page)

    Group fighting voter fraud among those waiting on IRS; reams of documents still not enough

    A Texas group dedicated to combatting voter fraud applied for tax-exempt status in 2010 and has suffered three years of delays, been through four different IRS agents, undergone six FBI inquiries and submitted thousands of pages of documentation — and it still hasn't been approved.


  • Former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, whose term expired in November, will be on Capitol Hill this week to testify about the agency's extra scrutiny of tea party-related groups.
(Associated Press)

    Former IRS chief faces bipartisan ire on Capitol Hill

    As the IRS scandal gains traction and a bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill demands more answers, the man who headed the agency at the time it was targeting conservative groups will be on the hot seat twice this week.


  • The Tea Party Patriots plan to "rein in the IRS" through nationwide protests at Internal Revenue Service offices on Tuesday as it taps into public outrage. (Tea Party Patriots)

    Inside the Beltway: The Big Brew

    Delicious irony, perhaps: the tea party has been reinvigorated and reinvented following revelations that its groups' nonprofit status had been singled out and investigated by the IRS. Though a critical news media has tried to purge the conservative, liberty-minded grass-roots movement from the public radar, the tea partyers still push back in huge numbers, and on their own terms. Rush Limbaugh now deems the tea party "fearless."


  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on May, 20, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Carney: White House aides insulated Obama from IRS scandal

    The White House admitted Monday that more officials — including top aides — knew about IRS abuses in targeting conservative groups than the administration had previously acknowledged.


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