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  • Former IRS commissioner says scrutiny was not his job as a political appointee

    The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status said Tuesday that he intentionally kept himself in the dark about those kinds of decisions because he thought, as a political appointee, he should keep his distance.


  • ** FILE ** Steven Miller (right), the ousted chief of the Internal Revenue Service, answers questions on May 17, 2013, on Capitol Hill from the House Ways and Means Committee as it holds a hearing on the IRS practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings. At left is J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. (Associated Press)

    HURT: IRS figures find grilling before Congress taxing

    You know you are a serious societal pestilence when even politicians can kick you around. Which is why the Senate Finance Committee called Steven Miller, former acting IRS commissioner, to testify about the agency's scheme targeting conservatives for tax punishment.


  • 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.


  • Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 17, 2013, before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Treasury officials told of IRS probe in June 2012

    Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that investigators were looking into complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the Internal Revenue Service, a Treasury inspector general said Friday, disclosing that Obama administration officials knew there was a probe during the heat of the presidential campaign.


  • Steven Miller (right), the ousted chief of the Internal Revenue Service, answers questions May 17, 2013, on Capitol Hill from the House Ways and Means Committee as it holds a hearing on the IRS practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings. At left is J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. (Associated Press)

    Facing fire, ousted IRS chief apologizes for tea party targeting

    The ousted head of the IRS on Friday said he was sorry for his agency's targeting conservative and tea party groups for special scrutiny, while a Republican leader said blame could reach as high as the White House.


  • 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/Susan Walsh)

    EDITORIAL: Rotten fish at the IRS

    If you're a president under fire, it's convenient to fire someone who's about to leave anyway. The president on Wednesday threw acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller under the hot dog wagon, or whatever convenient cliche was waiting at the curb.


  • **FILE** House Ways and Means Committees Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Dave Camp accuses White House of 'cover-up' in IRS scandal

    The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday said the IRS scandal shows a "culture of cover-ups" and "political intimidation" within the Obama administration.


  • President Barack 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, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Obama announced the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, the top official at the IRS. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama pushes out IRS chief, pledges to fix tax agency; move unlikely to end scandal

    President Obama forced acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller to resign Wednesday and said he will cooperate fully as he and Congress try to clean up the tax agency after it admitted targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny during last year's campaign season.


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