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Amid the headlines, we took a look at pre-scandal opinion polling on the IRS and the tea party, which shows sizable splits between Democrats and Republicans -- as well as some surprises.
House Republicans upped the ante in their ongoing investigation of the Benghazi affair, issuing a subpoena to former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering, demanding he appear before a closed-door deposition to answer questions about the independent review he chaired into the State Department’s role in last year’s terror attacks.
There are still plenty of unanswered questions about how Internal Revenue Service agents in Cincinnati started targeting certain groups applying for tax-exempt status, like who first issued the directive to start looking for “tea party” groups. But testimony Friday by acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and IRS watchdog J. Russell George filled in some blanks.
One of the more interesting moments at the IRS hearing Friday was when several congressmen tried to unravel how the news of the IRS targeting of conservative groups came to be announced – and why lawmakers didn't find out first.
A key Senate Republican is asking U.S. securities regulators to extend for three months the time allotted for public comment on proposed rules aimed at fighting trading glitches on exchanges and clearinghouses.
Lawmakers looked for answers -- but didn't get many --about the IRS's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing Friday. Here are highlights from the hearing.
Lawmakers are set to grill the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as well as an IRS watchdog, sending the investigation into how the agency targeted conservative groups and failed to disclose its actions into high gear. Here is our live blog.
A look at the home of the IRS scandal, a call for a 'war on currency wars,' and more recommended reading from around the web.
Freshman House Republicans got their chance to vote against President Obama's health-care law.
President Obama could have trouble winning Senate confirmation of two labor board members installed last year using controversial recess appointments.
It’s been a tough week for President Barack Obama, but Republicans are not passing up an opportunity to take a hit at him for what they say is a needless delay of approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Back in March, The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta profiled Daniel Werfel -- then the controller for the White House budget office, and today the newly named acting commissioner of the IRS. Here are highlights.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to oversee mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has pledged to sell off shares he owns in of Bank of America Corp. and other financial institutions should he be confirmed by lawmakers.
President Obama named the current controller of the White House budget office, Daniel Werfel, acting IRS commissioner.
Here is the statement from President Barack Obama announcing Daniel Werfel as the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, as released by the White House.
House Speaker Boehner said he was “concerned” that a bipartisan group of House lawmakers has been unable to reach an agreement on legislation to overhaul the country’s immigration laws, but said he was determined that the House would act in a “responsible way” on an immigration bill.
President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Erdo?an are holding a joint press conference at the White House, scheduled to begin at noon. They are expected to discuss the crisis in Syria.
The ghost of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the long-serving Democrat from Massachusetts, is watching over the Senate effort to overhaul the immigration system, one of its main proponents said Thursday.
President Obama has reportedly talked privately of "going Bulworth," a reference to the 1998 Warren Beatty film. Here's an explanation of what the means.
What Congress should do in the wake of the IRS controversy, U.S. immigration projections, and more recommended reading from around the web.