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  • Obama eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to replace Eric Holder at Justice

    05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 67 replies
    Chi Sun Times ^ | 5/16/13 | Michael Sneed
    Tipsville . . . Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s days are numbered. Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement “when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department,” said a top White House source. Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels. This time it’s the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Department’s seizure of...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • IRS commissioner: Hey, turns out it was mainly just two rogue employees who targeted tea partiers

    05/15/2013 1:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, it took a few days but at last we have some fall guys. Its ludicrous, of course, to think the problem was limited to two people the IG report last night specifically blamed ineffective management and, as Guy Benson reminds us, we already know that knowledge of the harassment went all the way up the chain but pay attention to the fine print in the video clip at 1:22. Miller, the commissioner, apparently acknowledged that the IRSs mishandling of this went beyond the two rogues. Evidently theyre setting up to put most of the blame on...
  • IRS head Steven Miller: 'Mistakes were made'

    05/14/2013 7:26:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 14 May 2013 | LAUREN FRENCH
    Steven Miller is breaking his silence about the scandal thats engulfing the Internal Revenue Service. Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, is quickly emerging as the focus of fury in Washington after an agency official acknowledged last week that conservative groups seeking nonprofit status were targeted for extra screening if their applications included words such as tea party or patriot. In an op-ed published Tuesday in USA Today, he said the agency was simply trying to manage the explosive growth in applications for 501(c)(4) status that started pouring in to the IRS in 2010. "The Internal Revenue Service recognizes that we...
  • Senior tax officials knew of extra Tea Party scrutiny [but lied and said they hadn't known]

    05/14/2013 5:49:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2013 | Kim Dixon and Kevin Drawbaugh
    (Reuters) - Higher-level Internal Revenue Service officials took part in discussions as far back as August 2011 about targeting by lower-level tax agents of "Tea Party" and other conservative groups, according to documents reviewed by Reuters on Monday. The documents show the offices of the IRS's chief counsel and deputy commissioner for services and enforcement communicated about the targeting with lower-level officials on August 4, 2011, and March 8, 2012, respectively. The two communications occurred weeks and months before Doug Shulman, then the commissioner of the IRS, told congressional panels in late March 2012 that no groups were being targeted...
  • IRS Launches New Global Program to Target High Wealth Individuals'

    04/06/2010 2:37:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Note Video included at article link. SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new global program to target what it calls high wealth individuals, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Monday. Through our new global high wealth operating unit we are taking a unified look at the entire web of business and economic entities controlled by high wealth individuals so we can better assess the risk such arrangements pose to tax compliance, Shulman said at the National Press Club on Monday. Shulman said the IRS is using our robust and evolving enforcement program that ensures that everyone pays...