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June 26th, 2013
11:18 AM ET

IRS also targeted liberal groups

As critics say IRS targeting was politically motivated, new details emerge showing the agency also targeted liberals.

RELATED STORY: IRS targeting scandal reshaped by new details


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS
June 24th, 2013
06:51 PM ET

Sources: IRS targeted liberal groups too

The acting head of the tax agency has released his first report examining the targeting of conservative groups.

RELATED STORY: IRS probe finds more screening lists


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS
June 20th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

No evidence of IRS political influence

Despite suspicions the White House is behind IRS targeting, investigators agree there is no evidence. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Conservative activists rip IRS at rally


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS • Tea Party
June 4th, 2013
01:36 PM ET

New IRS head pledges to fix agency

CNN's Jessica Yellin on the latest back and forth surrounding the IRS targeting controversy.

RELATED STORY: Partisan views of IRS targeting: political conspiracy or overzealous scrutiny


Filed under: IRS • Jay Carney • Jeff Flake • Jessica Yellin
May 29th, 2013
06:51 PM ET

Conservative group takes IRS, top Obama officials to court

A conservative group sued top IRS and White House officials Wednesday over tax-exempt status issues. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS
May 24th, 2013
01:02 PM ET

IRS official Lerner placed on leave

Washington (CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service official overseeing the unit that targeted conservative groups for several years beginning in the spring of 2010 has been placed on administrative leave, according to Congressional sources in both parties.

Lois Lerner was the director of exempt organizations when the agency filtered applications for tax exempt status for words such as "patriot" and "tea party."

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Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS • Political Ticker
May 23rd, 2013
11:59 AM ET

IRS official takes 'the fifth'

Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit handling tax-exempt status, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. CNN's Dana Bash reports. (Video)

RELATED STORY: IRS official in charge of targeting unit takes the 5th


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS
May 16th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Rep. Issa on IRS: Obama set right tone

Rep. Darrell Issa talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about President Obama's call for changes at the IRS. (Video)

RELATED STORY: 'Angry' Obama announces IRS leader's ouster after conservatives targeted


Filed under: Darrell Issa • Interviews • IRS
May 15th, 2013
06:42 PM ET

Obama: Acting Commissioner of IRS resigns

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the "misconduct" detailed in a report about the Internal Revenue Service's handling of requests from conservative groups is "inexcusable."

"Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it," he said.

In the wake of the uproar, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested - and has accepted - the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, according to Obama.

The president also said his administration will work to enact "new safeguards to make sure that this kind of behavior cannot happen again."

FULL STORY


Filed under: Barack Obama • IRS
May 15th, 2013
10:39 AM ET

FBI to investigate IRS conduct

CNN's Dana Bash investigates the IRS targeting of conservative political groups and their failure to report wrongdoing.

RELATED STORY: Obama says some IRS employees 'failed,' orders accountability

RELATED VIDEO: Rep.: 'Laws were probably broken' by IRS


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS
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