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WASHINGTON, July 12- Liberal-leaning "Occupy" groups received similar tax scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service as conservative " Tea Party" groups, according to documents released on Friday by a Democratic lawmaker, who said the IRS had been subjected to one-sided attacks.
As the Internal Revenue Service Tea Party controversy turned inward on itself, with investigators themselves under scrutiny, J. Russell George said in a letter to Democrats that his office found the IRS did not scrutinize conservative and progressive groups equally.
As the IRS " Tea Party" controversy turned inward on itself, with investigators themselves under scrutiny, J. Russell George said in a letter to Democrats his office found the IRS did not scrutinize both conservative and progressive groups equally.
Last month's report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, headed by George, set off a furor in Washington, leading President Barack Obama to fire the agency's chief as the FBI and Congress opened investigations.
House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Gregory Roseman, an IRS official involved in awarding IRS contracts, repeated four times that he would not answer questions. Roseman has been reassigned within the IRS because of his role in awarding the contracts.
The Shafer transcript was released by the top Democrat on the House of Representatives committee leading a probe of the IRS, Representative Elijah Cummings, who said it debunked the Republican "conspiracy theories" that Washington political figures played a role in the IRS scrutiny of the conservative groups.
June 16- Internal Revenue Service employees in Ohio, who singled out conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny, likely did not consider the political implications, an IRS official in Washington has told congressional investigators.
IRS lawyer Carter Hull will be deposed by congressional lawyers on Friday, said sources close to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives committee taking the lead in an inquiry that involves several panels on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON, June 13- A congressional committee probing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's heightened scrutiny of conservative groups plans to interview a Washington IRS official involved in overseeing Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status, sources told Reuters on Thursday.
The FHA may have tried to hide the magnitude of potential losses in an future economic emergency, lawmakers say.
The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest details on the agency's decision to halt delivery on Saturdays. And, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA), weighs in with his thoughts on the restructuring plans and whether the postal service should be private.
WASHINGTON, Oct 26- A $500- million ``green jobs'' program to train U.S. workers for new jobs and help spark recovery from the great recession has fallen far short of its goals, according to a report from the Labor Department's internal watchdog released on Friday.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama carried the nation's capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs. Even Obama's staunchest local defenders are upset he's not more vocal on issues important to them.
Discussing President Obama's executive privilege on the Holder case and what Americans need to hear from the administration, with Purple Nations Solutions co-founders Lanny Davis and Michael Steele; and WABC radio host Mark Simone.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports no deal was made between Chairman Darrell Issa and Attorney General Eric Holder on the ATF documents, and also reports on conflicting news that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is "near death" in a Cairo hospital.
The General Services Administration spending spree will mean that Congress will have to get to the bottom of what went wrong, Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday.
Postal Service officials understand the operation needs cutbacks to survive and are willing to work with Congress to do whatever's necessary, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told CNBC.
The U.S. Postal Service needs to slash 260,000 jobs and end Saturday delivery if it is to climb out of its "financially insolvent" condition, Rep. Darrell Issa said.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CNBC that he wants to know whether political considerations drove the government’s decision to steer a potentially multibillion-dollar contract to a company in which financier Ron Perelman's investment firm has a significant stake.