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Issa requests IRS official's personal emails

Issa requests IRS official's personal emails

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans investigating Internal Revenue Service handling of applications for tax-exempt status asked an IRS official turn over personal emails.

Issa accuses IRS acting director of obstruction

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa Tuesday accused the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner of obstructing an investigation into alleged partisan favoritism.

Issa, Cummings clash again on IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Top members of a U.S. congressional committee investigating IRS scrutiny of political groups clashed Thursday on the White House's role, if any, in the matter.
Postmaster general plea: End Saturday letter delivery

Postmaster general plea: End Saturday letter delivery

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The head of the fiscally strained U.S. Postal Service appealed to lawmakers to let it end Saturday delivery of letters and magazines to save $2 billion a year.
IRS watchdog called back to House committee

IRS watchdog called back to House committee

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- House Democrats say the U.S. Treasury Department official who investigated the IRS omitted material in the report Republicans used to attack on the White House.

Cummings: Treasury official held back information on IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- A congressional Democrat said a U.S. Treasury Department official withheld information from Congress on Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of political groups.

House panel says IRS' Lerner waived Fifth Amendment rights

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans said an Internal Revenue Service official waived her Fifth Amendment rights last month in testimony about alleged political targeting.
GOP tells IRS head his report 'fails to deliver the accountability'

GOP tells IRS head his report 'fails to deliver the accountability'

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Acting IRS chief Daniel Werfel was slammed by U.S. House Republicans who said his report "fails to deliver the accountability" on targeting conservative groups.
Second IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment before House panel

Second IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment before House panel

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A second IRS employee invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Wednesday in an appearance before the U.S. House oversight committee.

Cummings, Issa exchange sharp words on IRS scandal

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings said Rep. Darrell Issa makes Internal Revenue Service targeting-scandal claims without facts and Issa called Cummings "reckless."
IRS officials tied to conference spending put on leave

IRS officials tied to conference spending put on leave

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Acting Internal Revenue Service head Danny Werfel said Wednesday two top officials are on administrative leave for ethics violations at a California conference.
Justice Department: Holder didn't lie to Congress

Justice Department: Holder didn't lie to Congress

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder didn't lie to Congress about a leak probe because probing a reporter isn't prosecuting one, a Justice Department deputy said.
Darrell Issa: IRS basically accepted kickbacks at conference

Darrell Issa: IRS basically accepted kickbacks at conference

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Sunday IRS employees accepted kickbacks when they paid full price for hotel rooms at an Anaheim, Calif., conference in 2010.

Rep. Issa calls Carney 'paid liar'

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa said that the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups was directed by officials in Washington, D.C.
The Issue: How far is the reach of the scandal monster dogging Obama?

The Issue: How far is the reach of the scandal monster dogging Obama?

Talk about a whiff. The Obama administration, in one extraordinarily difficult stretch, was belted with the specters of the U.S. Consulate bombing, word of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the revelation that the FBI was rifling through The Associated Press' phone records.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
GOP lawmakers say special prosecutor in IRS scandal not needed -- yet

GOP lawmakers say special prosecutor in IRS scandal not needed -- yet

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Talk of needing a U.S. special prosecutor for the IRS scandal is premature, given that congressional hearings just began, some Republican lawmakers said.
IRS' Lerner placed on administrative leave

IRS' Lerner placed on administrative leave

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service Thursday put Lois Lerner on administrative leave one day after she refused to testify before a U.S. House committee, NBC reported.

Bernanke sends investors a mixed message

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said current monetary policy provides "significant benefits" to the economy, but then hinted of possible changes.
IRS official Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth, denies wrongdoing

IRS official Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth, denies wrongdoing

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service official who revealed IRS conservative-group targeting declined to answer lawmaker questions Wednesday.
IRS chief says targeting was foolish but not political

IRS chief says targeting was foolish but not political

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The departing chief of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service says he takes the blame for planting a question about the targeting of conservative political groups.
White House aide Pfeiffer: IRS actions inexcusable

White House aide Pfeiffer: IRS actions inexcusable

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A senior White House aide said Sunday it was appropriate for President Barack Obama not to become involved in an investigation of the Internal Revenue Service.

GOP not repeating mistakes of Clinton-era scandal investigations

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- House Republicans say they will handle investigations into scandals involving the Obama administration differently than those during the Clinton administration.
White House releases Benghazi emails

White House releases Benghazi emails

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The White House Wednesday released more than 100 pages of emails related to talking points on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Holder says he wasn't part of AP phone records decision

Holder says he wasn't part of AP phone records decision

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he took no part in a decision to obtain two months of Associated Press phone records for a leak investigation.

Issa seeks deposition of Benghazi panel chairman

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Oversight Committee chairman said he would subpoena the head of the panel that reviewed the terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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