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  • CNBC's John Harwood, reveals the highlights of a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll that shows recent political turmoil has had only a modest impact so far on the president's standing.

  • IRSgate: Conservative Groups Hit Back     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details from today's IRS tax targeting hearings on Capitol Hill.

  • Santelli Take on Tax Reform & Windfalls     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli explains why taxing the rich will not be enough to bridge the deficit gap.

  • New Baby? Better Start Planning for College Now Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Do you really need to start saving for your child’s college education at birth? Yes, and there are right ways to plan ahead, way ahead.

  • Introducing the IRS Dancers     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    A group of IRS employees performs the "Cupid Shuffle." The agency is under heat for spending up to $50 million on conferences.

  • The IRS in Space ... & on Gilligan's Island     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    IRS employees "act" out skits a la "Star Trek" and "Gilligan's Island."

  • IRS Under Fire, Again     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Video of IRS employees dancing during an employee conference is stirring up controversy, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • President Obama Does Little for Middle Class: Op-Ed Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Most of President Obama's initiatives may appease liberal elites but don't do much to bolster opportunities for middle class and working families.

  • Report: IRS Spent $50 Million for Conferences Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    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.

  • So You're Not Saving Enough for Your Retirement... Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    BlackRock boss Larry Fink and Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan sound the alarm on Americans' insufficient retirement savings and what needs to be done to grow their nest eggs.

  • Sequel to Sandy: The Obama-Christie Show, Part 2 Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie (L) walk along the Point Pleasant, N.J., boardwalk as they view rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

    President Obama loses a game of "Touchdown Fever" with Gov. Chris Christie as they tour a rebuilt part of the Jersey shore seven months after Hurricane Sandy washed ashore.

  • IRS Official Denies Wrongdoing, Invokes Fifth Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner speaks before refusing to testify at a House hearing on May 22, 2013.

    The IRS official at the center of a tax scandal about extra scrutiny of conservative groups asserted her constitutional right not to answer questions.

  • IRS Official Takes the Fifth at Tax Hearing     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    "I have not done anything wrong," asserts IRS official Lois Lerner, invoking her Fifth Amendment right, refusing to answer questions about her involvement in the improper targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

  • White House Knew of IRS Audit in April Monday, 20 May 2013 | 6:19 PM ET
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

    The White House said its counsel was told on April 24 about the preliminary findings of an IRS audit that showed IRS employees targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

  • Is the IRS Eyeing You?     Monday, 20 May 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reveals how you can tell if the government's tax agency is targeting you.

  • U.S. lawmakers are getting ready for a second week of scrutinizing the circumstances surrounding the IRS targeting of conservative groups, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Lawmakers Accuse IRS Officials of Lying in Scandal Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Ousted acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller is sworn in at Friday's hearing.

    Congressional Republicans accused leaders of the IRS of lying as they opened the first in a series of hearings about the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett, (D-TX) asked acting IRS Commissioner J. Russell George, if he found the IRS "rotten at the core." And, Rep. Peter Roskam, (R-IL), queried ousted IRS chief Steven Miller whether he had a "duty" to come forward to the Ways and Means Committee with any information he had about the tax investigation before the Hearing. Rep. Mike Thompson, (D-CA), wanted to know the difference between "inappropriate" and "illegal" actions when reviewing tax cases. And, Rep. Jim Gerlach, (R-PA), challenged the assertion that confidential tax information was not shared outside the IRS.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers and John Harwood provide insight from the House hearing on the IRS scandal, with ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and acting IRS commissioner J. Russell George.

  • Rep. Richard Neal, (D-MA), asks ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and acting IRS Commissioner J. Russell George, about the policies of 501(c) (4) tax-exempt status and political groups. Also, Rep. Pat Tiberi, (R-OH), wants to know why an educational group and book club was targeted by the IRS. "Foolish mistakes were made," said Rep. Xavier Becerra, (D-CA). And, Rep. Dave Reichert, (R-WA), wants to know whether groups were "treated differently" because of their political affiliations.