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IRS Targets Tea Party and Conservative Non-Profits for Audit

IRS Targets Tea Party and Conservative Non-Profits for Audit

On Tuesday, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said the IRS targeted tax-exempt conservative groups for audits.  The findings by Camp’s committee comes on top of last year’s revelation that the IRS had used “inappropriate criteria” to review applications from

IRS Official at Heart of Tea Party Scandal Retires

IRS Official at Heart of Tea Party Scandal Retires

(AP) IRS official at heart of tea party scandal retiresBy STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated PressWASHINGTONFacing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal retired Monday, ending one chapter in a ruckus that has

Dem Rep.: No Trade Deal for Ecuador if Snowden Asylum

Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) told The Hill that Ecuador’s trade deal with the US would be in jeopardy if they were to offer asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.   “There’s been issues about Ecuador all along,” said Rep. Sander

IRS Misses Deadline to Turn over Targeting Documents

On May 14, the House Ways and Means Committee demanded the IRS turn over documents and answer questions related to the targeting of conservative groups.  The letter was signed by the Chairman David Camp and ranking member Sander Levin of the

Top Democrats Call for More IRS Resignations

Top Democrats Call for More IRS Resignations

Two top Democrats on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee are calling for the resignation or firing of Lois Lerner, the head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) division responsible for tax-exempt organizations. Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Sander

Ousted IRS Chief: 'Not an Act of Partisanship'

Ousted IRS Chief: 'Not an Act of Partisanship'

(AP) – The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency’s tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided effort to handle

CBO: Real Unemployment Is 15 Percent

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Thursday that showed real unemployment in America at 15 percent for the month of January, a figure considerably higher than the White House’s oft-cited 8.3 percent figure that does not include part-time workers

NBC News: Rangel Agrees to Give Up Ways & Means Gavel – Or Will He?

MSNBC: After being admonished by an ethics panel for accepting corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., will give his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means committee, NBC News has learned. The top spot may temporarily