June 24th, 2013
04:59 PM ET
10 months ago

IRS also targeted progressive groups

Washington (CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service targeted liberal groups as well as conservatives seeking tax-exempt status, a Democratic congressman charged on Monday after the agency acknowledged the inappropriate practice continued until last month.

Rep. Sander Levin said the term "progressives" was included on IRS screening lists of applicants for tax-exempt status made available to Congress on Monday.

Read a "BOLO" from November 2010 here.

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IRS probe finds more screening lists
June 24th, 2013
03:22 PM ET
10 months ago

IRS probe finds more screening lists

Washington (CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service used multiple lists of inappropriate criteria in reviewing applications for tax-exempt status, the temporary head of the tax agency said Monday in his first report on the targeting of conservative groups.

IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner Daniel Werfel provided no details of what other inappropriate criteria were on the lists, but said "there was a wide-ranging set of categories and cases that spanned a broad spectrum."

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Temporary IRS chief misses deadline for 30-day report on agency
June 21st, 2013
03:50 PM ET
10 months ago

Temporary IRS chief misses deadline for 30-day report on agency

Washington (CNN) - The temporary head of the beleaguered Internal Revenue Service seems to have missed his first major deadline.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that a comprehensive review of the tax agency due this week will be completed by the end of June.

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McConnell: Obama administration marked by 'culture of intimidation'
June 21st, 2013
11:27 AM ET
10 months ago

McConnell: Obama administration marked by 'culture of intimidation'

(CNN) - The Obama administration is eager to defend progressive efforts to dismantle conservative causes, and it stands ready to "shut up anybody who challenges it," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday in a hard-hitting speech.

Using the recent Internal Revenue Service controversy to back up his claim, McConnell accused the Obama administration of pursuing an agenda that aims to "stifle speech" and enact a "culture of intimidation."
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Conservative activists rip IRS at rally
June 19th, 2013
03:35 PM ET
10 months ago

Conservative activists rip IRS at rally

(CNN) – Thousands of tea party activists gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol in loud protest of the Internal Revenue Service, seeking to keep the beleaguered agency's scandal afloat nearly six weeks after the news first broke.

A range of congressional representatives and popular conservative speakers took to the podium as they fired off zings and digs at the IRS and the Obama administration for close to four hours.
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Filed under: IRS • Michele Bachmann • Rand Paul • Tea Party • Ted Cruz • Washington D.C.
Shifting IRS polls contradict key deposition
June 18th, 2013
09:19 PM ET
10 months ago

Shifting IRS polls contradict key deposition

Washington (CNN) - Roughly half of all Americans now think the White House was behind the Internal Revenue Service decision to target conservative political groups - a growing belief at odds with information recently provided to CNN by congressional investigators.

The information includes a full transcript of the May 21 deposition of Holly Paz, a high-ranking IRS official placed on administrative leave as a result of her role in the scandal.

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CNN Poll: Did White House order IRS targeting?
June 18th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

CNN Poll: Did White House order IRS targeting?

Updated 8:01 a.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/18

Washington (CNN) – A growing number of Americans believe that senior White House officials ordered the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative political groups, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday morning also indicates that a majority of the public says the controversy, which involves increased IRS scrutiny of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, is very important to the nation.
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GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal
June 14th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
10 months ago

GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal

Washington (CNN) – Remember the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups?

It was the scandal du jour in Washington last month, now relegated to back-burner status after recent revelations of a vast government electronic surveillance apparatus created in the name of national security following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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First on CNN: Republican video keeps pressure on IRS
June 10th, 2013
07:47 AM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: Republican video keeps pressure on IRS

(CNN) – As attention in Washington shifts to the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency, national Republicans are seeking to keep pressure on President Barack Obama's administration to explain their role in the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

In a video released Monday, the Republican National Committee splices together clips of IRS officials testifying before Congress, appearing to withhold answers from lawmakers on who knew what about the targeting of groups applying for tax exempt status.
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Democrats say ‘conservative’ IRS employee refutes charges of White House meddling
June 9th, 2013
10:35 AM ET
11 months ago

Democrats say ‘conservative’ IRS employee refutes charges of White House meddling

(CNN) – A “conservative Republican” manager of Cincinnati-based IRS screeners told congressional investigators there was no evidence the White House was involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, according to the Democratic leader of a committee probing the scandal.

This refutes claims by some Republicans that the groups were targeted at the direction of political operatives working to get President Barack Obama re-elected, said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
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