Internal Revenue Service

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

IRS officials enjoyed luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already heavily criticized for targeting conservative groups, the Internal Revenue Service absorbed another blow Tuesday as new details emerged about senior officials enjoying luxury hotel rooms, free drinks and free food at […]

06/04/2013

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Pricey IRS conferences

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012, a House committee said Sunday. The […]

06/02/2013

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IRS-dance video

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the latest black eye for the Internal Revenue Service, the agency provided Congress on Friday with another video featuring its employees, this one showing about a dozen of them line dancing […]

06/01/2013

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Gotcha Guide: How Washington investigates itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of what Americans know about their government’s crimes, misdeeds and foul-ups comes from the government itself. Washington’s investigation machine never quits. Thousands of federal workers spend hundreds of millions of dollars […]

05/31/2013

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Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws — a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software […]

05/28/2013

US President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (r-l) walk together, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

Obama, NJ’s Christie together again in mutual aid

MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie, the odd couple of politics, are finding common cause again. Christie greeted Obama at the steps of Air Force One after […]

05/28/2013

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Republicans see ‘Obamacare’ debacle as key to 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.” The plot: The rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law […]

05/26/2013

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Furlough Friday: Unpaid day off for many in government

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices nationwide. It […]

05/24/2013

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Carney: Criticism of IRS response ‘legitimate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top spokesman says the White House is facing “legitimate criticisms” for its shifting accounts about who knew what about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups, and […]

05/22/2013

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IRS official Lerner: ‘I did nothing wrong’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and […]

05/22/2013

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IRS official to take the 5th at House hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned by Republicans, a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups plans to invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to testify at a congressional hearing on […]

05/21/2013

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

The IRS and its tea party tempest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It’s the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck. Republicans in […]

05/18/2013

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