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    Woodward on IRS Scandal: 'There Is Obviously Something Here'

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward was skeptical during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” regarding President Obama’s claim that there isn’t “even a smidgen of corruption” at the Internal Revenue Service. “There is obviously something here,” Woodward said of the IRS targeting scandal. “And the question is: Does this [House] … More

    In Wake of Contempt Vote for IRS's Lerner, House Democrats Lash GOP

    Democrats on a House committee probing improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service hit back at today’s 21-12 party-line vote that former IRS official Lois Lerner should be held in contempt of Congress. In twin releases, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) –ranking member of the Committee on Oversight … More

    Latest in the IRS Targeting Saga

    Today the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee approved a resolution to hold former senior IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about her involvement in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. This comes on the heels of Rep. Darrell Issa (R–Calif.), Chairman of … More

    Congress Sends a Criminal Referral to Eric Holder

    Rep. Dave Camp (R–Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has sent a 14-page letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to act on the committee’s findings that, in relation to the IRS’s targeting of conservative organizations, Lois Lerner may have broken federal law. The letter, released … More

    No Barrier to Holding IRS's Lerner in Contempt, House Counsel Says

    A House of Representatives committee has met all legal requirements to schedule a vote on holding former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify in the targeting scandal, a memo from legal counsel finds. Rep. Darrell Issa (R–Calif.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform … More

    IRS’s Lois Lerner Finally Loses Her Taxpayer-Funded Paycheck

    The IRS has announced the retirement of Lois Lerner, one of the key officials at the center of the scandal over the agency’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, had been on … More

    Did the IRS's Lois Lerner Waive Her Fifth Amendment Rights?

    It is not clear that Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, waived her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, as has been suggested by commentators including Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, when she briefly appeared before the House Oversight Committee investigating the targeting of conservative organizations. … More