Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

12:09pm

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

It's True: 'Mistakes Were Made' Is The King Of Non-Apologies

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 1:01 pm

President Ulysses S. Grant gets the credit — or blame? — for helping make "mistakes were made" a phrase that politicians can't seem to avoid using.
Spencer Arnold Getty Images

Make no mistake, the acting commissioner of the IRS put himself in historic company Tuesday by writing in USA Today that "mistakes were made" when his agency singled out for extra scrut

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9:18am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

IRS Chief Says 'Mistakes Were Made' But Weren't Partisan

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 am

Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. (2009 file photo)
Alex Wong Getty Images

4:55pm

Mon May 13, 2013
It's All Politics

Clinton White House Crisis Manager Dings Obama's Message Team

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 9:07 am

President Obama listens as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during their joint news conference Monday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Lanny J. Davis, a former special counsel for President Clinton, is a man who knows something about managing a White House crisis. And he isn't exactly impressed by how President Obama's aides have handled the fallout from numerous crises, from Solyndra to Benghazi and now with the Internal Revenue Service controversy.

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4:53pm

Mon May 13, 2013
It's All Politics

Exactly What Did The IRS Want To Know?

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 6:47 pm

Eric Wilson, head of the Kentucky 9/12 Project, portrays a representative of the tyrannical kingdom as he talks to children on the first night of Vacation Liberty School at a church in Georgetown, Ky., in 2010.
Ed Reinke AP

What would you do if the IRS wanted to see your interactions on social media?

At least one Tea Party group in Ohio received just such a request. As part of a broad inquiry for information about the group's activities after it had applied for tax-exempt status, the IRS wanted details about how the Ohio Liberty Coalition promotes or publicizes itself on social media such as Facebook.

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10:10am

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama On IRS Actions: 'Outrageous' If True

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 11:13 am

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

It's "outrageous and there's no place for it" if the Internal Revenue Service did, as it has admitted, single out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny in recent years, President Obama said Monday morning during a news conference at the White House.

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