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Ousted IRS chief regrets treatment of tea party
The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided effort to handle a flood of applications, not political bias.
Lawmakers question ousted IRS chief
The House and Ways Committee holds a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's practice of targeting conservative political groups. Steve Miller, acting commissioner of the IRS until Wednesday, will testify.from the American people just long enough to make it through an election . The American people have a right to the truth. To a government that delivers the facts good or bad no matter what.from the American people. Just long enough to make it through an election . I totally. Totally. Disagree. If this hearing becomes essentially. Boots. To continue the campaign. Of 2002 ago. And to prepare. For 2014.some had been in progress for over three years and close to election cycles without resolution. Of the 100 make kids who approved 31 -- Tea Party 912 or patriot organizations. My final point is
House committee to grill ousted IRS chief
The Internal Revenue Service has refused to provide documents over the past two years to a congressional panel exploring whether the agency gave tougher scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, a leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee said Friday.
Today @NCCapitol (May 16): Contraception measure killed, new tax plan in the offing
House lawmakers met until 11:30 p.m., killing a controversial contraception insurance coverage measure. Meanwhile, legislators prepare to roll out a new tax plan today as anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist prepares to speak at the legislative building today.
Obama to address IRS scandal at Thursday news conference
President Obama says he'll hold a Rose Garden news conference Thursday to answer questions about the scandal enveloping the Internal Revenue Service. He is already responding to critics that say he hasn't done enough to handle the IRS's targeting of political groups.whether the White House encouraged the targeting of conservative groups during the election cycle. Where does that come from did this that come from the directive we need to get the answers even now. Miller
GOP demands more despite Benghazi email release
The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans, who are demanding more information.
Ouster of IRS official isn't ending investigations
Don't look for the outcry over the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of tea party groups to subside with the ouster of the agency's acting commissioner.
IRS commissioner ousted over tea party targeting
Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.
Suspect insists he didn't kill Shaniya Davis
Police grilled a Fayetteville man for nearly six hours in November 2009 as they searched for a missing 5-year-old girl, alternating between accusing him of killing her and pleading with him for information on where she was.eventually -- but he talked about getting a text from the fall election night -- aunt Brenda Davis whose home was question I had been -- It told him to come by and pick up
Caul: Triangle buyers must act
Inventory of homes for sale is low this spring in the Triangle, according to Tina Caul, listing specialist with The Caul Real Estate Group.2013 and really. Sort of you know took on momentum from earlier elections in mid sort of 2012 as well. But fundamentally looks like things are really starting up in the triangle and it almost