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  • Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. "This is the first time in her life she has ever filed income...

  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4 billion in...

  • Obama's politicized, lawless executive branch

    Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama's abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably...

  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...

  • House panel votes to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk to lawmakers about her role in the agency's pattern of targeting conservative groups. The vote was 21-12, with all...

  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative...

  • Examiner Editorial: Eric Holder drags feet despite more damning evidence on Lois Lerner

    Former IRS exempt organizations division Director Lois Lerner now has the dubious distinction of having had two major congressional committees tell the Department of Justice that she may have broken multiple federal civil and criminal statutes, as well as the internal policies and procedures of...

  • Elijah Cummings promises to respond to Republican request for information on Lois Lerner

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., hasn't responded to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa's request for information that Cummings received from former IRS official Lois Lerner's attorney. "I'll give him a response," Cummings told the Washington Examiner on...

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly defends Elijah Cummings from IRS targeting charge

    Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said a GOP accusation that ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings asked the IRS for information about a conservative group might "destroy any possibility of comity" between the two sides on the panel....

  • House Ways and Means Committee: Lois Lerner targeted conservatives while at IRS, then misled investigators

    IRS official Lois Lerner used her power to ensure Right-leaning groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the agency, then gave misleading information during a probe of the matter by the Treasury Department's inspector general, according to a criminal referral approved Wednesday by the House...

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. Committee investigators say they have uncovered evidence that Lois Lerner...

  • Ways and Means uses timeline to make case against Lois Lerner over IRS targeting

    The House Ways and Means Committee has released a timeline that they say makes the case that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was actively targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status ahead of the 2012 election cycle.

  • Ways and Means asks Justice Department to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner

    According to a statement issued by the House Ways and Means Committee, the panel believes Lerner may have violated the law by unfairly targeting conservative groups, including the influential Crossroads GPS, misleading investigators who were looking into the matter and illegally exposing private...

  • Oversight panel recommends House hold Lois Lerner in contempt

    A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report on Tuesday recommended the full House find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to answers questions about the agency's conservative-targeting scandal. "Lois Lerner's testimony is...



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