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  1. Did the EPA Cover Up a 'Predator Who Was Fed a Steady Diet of Interns?'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | National Journal

    Three whistleblowers told a House committee on Wednesday of the Environmental Protection Agency's inability to properly discipline an employee charged with sexual harassment and the retribution they faced for speaking out against that employee, while lawmakers took the occasion to once again call for federal agencies to fire more workers. EPA responded to a 24-year-old intern's complaint that a 62-year-old employee was inappropriately touching and kissing her by moving the intern four cubicles away from the older employee, the whistleblowers said.


  2. Conservatives revolt: GOP congressman moves to oust John BoehnerRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Salon

    The GOP civil war rages on in Congress. As Republican presidential candidates have been handling each other with kid gloves, it's an entirely different story in the John Boehner-helmed House.


  3. Tea Party farmer: IRS watchdog still probing audit of meRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    The IRS's internal watchdog has spent more than two years investigating claims that the agency improperly targeted a Tea Party owner of a small Virginia farm whose repeated legal clashes with a local environmental group has made her a cause celebre for property-rights advocates, the farmer told the Washington Examiner. The Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, is still trying to get to the bottom of allegations that the IRS colluded with a local environmental group to improperly audit Martha Boneta, owner of a 64-acre organic farm in Fauquier County, Boneta said Wednesday.


  4. Ted Cruz presses IRS commissioner on non-profit targetingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    It's been two years since the IRS targeting scandal broke, but Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, said on Thursday they're still looking for answers. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, chaired by Cruz, on Wednesday questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the agency's cooperation with investigations, and rehashed accusations of a White House conspiracy to target conservative groups.


  5. Summer revolt as Mark Meadows files motion to remove John BoehnerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Hot Air

    ... Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, but he may prefer running the Benghazi investigation. Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz isn't a bad idea either, even if he was the one who kicked Meadows off the subcommittee. Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador could ...


  6. Smoking Gun=Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Gateway Pundit

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform on March 26, 2014. Koskinen told Rep. Jason Chaffetz during the hearing that Lois Lerner's emails were archived and it would take a long time to retrieve them.


  7. Obama won't fire IRS Commissioner John KoskinenRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Washington Times

    President Obama has no intention of firing IRS Commissioner John Koskinen , the White House said Wednesday in response to Republican lawmakers calling for his ouster. Mr. Koskinen "is a man of the highest integrity," said White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz , who called him "the right person to lead this agency."


  8. Smoking gun email found, proving IRS scandal cover upRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago |

    House Republicans called on President Barack Obama to remove Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, accusing him of repeatedly misleading Congress and obstructing the investigation of the tax collecting agency's targeting of conservative ... According to a Wednesday story in the Washington Times , Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm, has found what amounts to a smoking gun email that proves that the IRS was trying to cover up the harassment of conservative and tea party groups by slow walking their application for nonprofit status. In a 2011 exchange between Lois Lerner , the IRS official at the heart of the scandal and Cindy Thomas, a program manager at the tax agency's Cincinnati office, Ms.


  9. not So Transparent? Info request on Planned Parenthood doc deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Fox News

    Federal officials recently denied a media request for information on a Planned Parenthood doctor at the center of the controversy over fetal organ harvesting, renewing criticism of President Obama's claim of having "the most transparent administration in history." The administration for years has taken heat from media groups and lawmakers for allegedly slow-walking Freedom of Information Act requests.


  10. Nets Refuse to Report New IRS Scandal RevelationsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    None of these three stunning IRS scandal developments, that have unfolded this week, have yet to be reported on by any of the Big Three network evening or morning shows. The cover-up behind the IRS targeting scandal continues to unravel, despite President Barack Obama's protest to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart last week that "the truth of the matter is there was not some big conspiracy."


  11. Who is Rep. Mark Meadows?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Politico

    Two months ago, North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows was best known for his collegial reputation. Republicans and Democrats often called him one of the nicest guys in Washington.


  12. GOP lawmaker seeks to oust BoehnerRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newsalert

    The Hill reports: Conservative Rep. Mark Meadows on Tuesday introduced a resolution to oust Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post, GOP aides said. But because of the way the resolution is structured, it will be referred to the Rules Committee, where Chairman Pete Sessions could simply ignore it.


  13. Chaffetz to Obama: Dump IRS commissioner or Congress will take actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    After the IRS says it lost thousands of Lois Lerner's emails, questions are emerging of whether this was a simple bureaucratic failure or a cover-up. House GOP members on Monday urged President Barack Obama to terminate the employment of his Internal Revenue Service commissioner and informed him, the White House and the American people that contempt of Congress proceedings against the tax chief would begin.


  14. Mark Meadows: A Brief BiographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Roll Call

    A member of the staunchly conservative House Freedom Caucus, Meadows has fought his battles with House Republican leaders, but he remains unbowed. After Meadows voted against the rule setting up debate on the fast-track Trade Promotion Authority bill, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz took away his gavel as chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee.


  15. House to Obama: Fire the head of the IRS or we'll impeach himRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Silicon Alley Insider

    The continuing war of words between the Republicans in the House of Representatives and the leadership of the Internal Revenue Service escalated dramatically late Monday, when the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued an ultimatum to President Obama: Fire IRS John Koskinen, or the House will move ahead with Contempt of Congress charges and, perhaps, impeachment. The Oversight Committee has since 2013 been investigating the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS in the year prior to the 2012 presidential election.


  16. Heartland Institute Joins Coalition Opposing Internet Sales Tax BillRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Heartland Institute

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz is reviving a version of the failed Marketplace Fairness Act , a bill that would have provided state governments the authority to tax consumers outside of their political jurisdictions by applying sales taxes to purchases made online. The Heartland Institute has joined 18 other organizations urging lawmakers to oppose Chaffetz's Remote Transaction Parity Act and instead to promote pro-growth tax policies that make sense in the 21st century.


  17. House Oversight Republicans Call for IRS Chief's HeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | National Journal

    Twenty-one Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday sent President Obama a 30-page letter calling for him to fire Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, citing his "failure to preserve and produce documentation" to the committee investigating the controversy over alleged political targeting. The committee's options, said Chairman Jason Chaffetz in a press conference with other Republicans, include "possibly holding him in contempt, possible impeachment-these are two of the things we're actively exploring."


  18. Reps. DeSantis, Jordan Join in Calling for IRS Chief's OusterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Max

    Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan are joining House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz in calling on President Barack Obama to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen from his post. Koskinen was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013 after the scandal broke alleging that the IRS put conservative groups seeking nonprofit status through additional scrutiny compared to other groups, thereby slowing down their approval leading up to the 2012 presidential election.


  19. Republicans Seek Firing of IRS Chief in Missing E-Mail FeudRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WebCPA

    Republicans in the U.S. House called for the firing of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, saying the man brought in to turn around the tax agency has lost their trust. Twenty-one House Republicans signed a letter calling on President Barack Obama to dismiss Koskinen.


  20. Budget and tax: House could vote on a 2-month highway bill, wona t...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Washington Post

    COUNTDOWN TO HIGHWAY TRUST FUND EXPIRATION: Congress has four working days to reach an agreement before the Highway Trust Fund expires at the end of the day on July 31. HOUSE INTRODUCES A TWO-MONTH STOPGAP HIGHWAY BILL. The House quietly introduced legislation late Monday night that would continue the Highway Trust Fund though Oct. 1 of this year.