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IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl ...

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IRS official at heart of tea party scandal retires

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service says an official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal is retiring. Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in ...

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Obama picks restructuring expert to take over IRS

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in crisis to take over an Internal Revenue Service under fire for targeting political groups. Obama said his nominee for commissioner of ...

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Watchdog: IRS fought oversight in tea party cases

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service long has resisted efforts by an internal watchdog to help groups seeking tax-exempt status, creating a culture that enabled agents to improperly target such organizations for additional scrutiny, the National Taxpayer Advocate reported Wednesday. ...

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