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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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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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Congressional committees plan more IRS hearings

WASHINGTON — At least two congressional panels are planning more hearings next week on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Underscoring how the IRS controversy is spreading, 25 tea party and conservative groups filed a ...

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Potential civil rights violations at IRS

The FBI is investigating potential civil rights violations at the Internal Revenue Service after the agency acknowledged the agency had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. Other potential crimes include making false statements ...

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IRS assured Congress Tea Party not targeted

When members of Congress repeatedly raised concerns with the Internal Revenue Service about complaints that Tea Party groups were being harassed last year, a deputy IRS commissioner took the lead in assuring lawmakers that the additional scrutiny was a legitimate ...

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