Internal Revenue Service
  • IRS official Lois Lerner is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, before the House Oversight Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny IRS gave to Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.

    Three days of congressional hearings about tax agency's targeting of conservative groups have failed so far to implicate the White House.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT
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  • President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013.

    Deflecting a barrage of criticism over the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, political activity at the IRS, and a govt. search of journalists' phone records.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT
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  • ttorney General Eric Holder pauses during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Holder said he's ordered a Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.

    Justice Department looking into reports the federal tax agency inappropriately targeted conservative "Tea Party" groups.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT
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