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IRS Also Screened for 'Israel,' 'Progressive,' 'Occupy'

New chief admits screening was broader, longer than previously thought

(Newser) - Tea Party groups weren't the only ones targeted by the IRS. Documents obtained by Bloomberg reveal the agency also used terms such as "Israel," "progressive," and "occupy" when applying extra scrutiny to groups seeking tax-exempt status. New agency chief Danny Werfel earlier confirmed that... More »

Latest IRS Sin: $50M Spent on Conferences in 3 Years

'Inappropriate' outlay included line-dancing lessons

(Newser) - Sympathy might be in short supply for the IRS, which has been hit by an audit at a very inconvenient time. A government watchdog's look at the scandal-hit agency's books found that it spent around $50 million on more than 200 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012,... More »

IRS' Lerner Placed on Leave

Move comes after her non-testimony on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - The IRS official at the center of the recent scandal has been placed on administrative leave, reports the National Review . Lois Lerner had been in charge of the agency's tax-exempt unit, which singled out conservative groups for added scrutiny. Her immediate boss already has been forced into early retirement... More »

Second IRS Official Is Out Amid Scandal

Head of tax-exempt division retiring in June

(Newser) - Another head has rolled in the wake of the IRS scandal : The official in charge of the agency's "tax-exempt and government entities" division will retire in June, reports the Wall Street Journal . Joseph Grant's departure follows the forced resignation of acting commission Steven Miller yesterday. President Obama,... More »

Obama: 'No Apologies' for Investigation of Reporters

He also expresses 'complete confidence' in Eric Holder

(Newser) - President Obama used a joint news conference today with the Turkish prime minister to try to defuse the recent White House scandals . Some highlights:
  • AP phone records: He said he would make "no apologies" for the Justice Department's subpoena of reporters' phone records because finding the source of
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