Archive for ‘May, 2013’

Key IRS official placed on administrative leave >

A day after invoking her Fifth Amendment rights before a U.S. House committee, IRS official Lois Lerner refused a request from the new head of the tax agency to resign from her post, and was then placed on administrative leave, as the fallout spread from the IRS targeting of more …

Obama speech on terrorism >

President Obama on Thursday spoke at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., outlining his vision for the future of the U.S. fight against terrorism. Here is the text of the speech, as provided by the White House: (As Prepared for Delivery –) It’s an honor to return to the …

IRS official takes Fifth on political targeting >

Less than two weeks after leading IRS efforts to apologize for the targeting of conservative groups, IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, refusing to answer questions about what went on at the Internal Revenue Service. “I have not done anything wrong; I have not broken …

IRS official to take the Fifth before Congress >

Back on May 10, Lois Lerner was the first IRS official to speak publicly about the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service; now it seems that she will be the first IRS official to take the Fifth Amendment in a Congressional probe of that targeting. “Pleading the …

Senators demand information on IRS targeting >

After reading dozens of stories about how the IRS demanded mounds of information from Republican-leaning groups that were seeking tax exempt status, two key Senators have turned the tables on the Internal Revenue Service, asking for detailed information on what tax agents were looking for and exactly who made the …

Congress keeps up pressure on IRS >

There will be more hearings this week in the Congress on the IRS targeting of more conservative political groups, as Republicans try to zero in on who signed off on the effort as the GOP presses the Obama Administration for answers. These hearings come after Friday’s first Congressional review of …

Lawmakers spar with outgoing IRS chief >

Two days after being pushed out of his job as Acting IRS chief, Steven Miller told a House committee that no politics were involved in the IRS targeting of more conservative political groups seeking tax exempt status, as he sparred with Republican lawmakers in the first hearing on the tax …

IRS shakeup continues as questions grow >

As President Obama chose a new acting director of the Internal Revenue Service, a top agency official with links to IRS targeting of more conservative political groups suddenly decided to retire, as Republicans in Congress accused the IRS of carrying out a political vendetta against Tea Party groups. “Somebody made …

Acting IRS chief forced out as outcry grows >

With more evidence surfacing that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted more conservative groups applying for tax exempt status, President Obama announced the acting head of the IRS had offered his resignation, as Republicans in the Congress said even more changes are needed at the tax agency. “I will not …

IRS report details targeting of conservative groups >

As the U.S. Attorney General ordered a criminal probe into how the IRS targeted more conservative groups, a newly released report detailed how one unit at the tax agency created a “Be On the Lookout” list for tea party type groups applying for tax exempt status. The Inspector General that …