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In a scathing new report, the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General accused onetime Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke of leaking confidential documents to a reporter in a politically-motivated attempt to "undermine"...Show More Summary
The IRS division responsible for flagging Tea Party groups has long been an agency afterthought, beset by mismanagement, financial constraints and an unwillingness to spell out just what it expects from social welfare nonprofits, former officials and experts say.
The twists in the Robert Menendez saga just keep coming.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday announced that he had ordered a criminal investigation into the IRS scandal, in which the agency was found to have inappropriately screened and handled applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups.
Tucked inside the the government report that found the IRS used inappropriate criteria to identify tax-exempt applications to review is a list of seven questions.
Lois Lerner's IRS bombshell at a conference for tax lawyers last week left people who know her baffled about how she could have messed up so badly.
The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year...
Several times in the past week, Bryce Reed wrote on Facebook about how hard recent days had been.
One of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s ex-colleagues came to his defense in a letter to a judge made public Tuesday, calling the corrupt ex-congressman "the highlight of our karaoke nights" and asking that his "many contributions to America" be taken into account in his sentencing.
Ken Bennett, the Secretary of State of Arizona, receives a $70,000 annual salary. But he also, it turns out, receives $2,000 a month for his work as a board member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a for-profit company founded by a one of the key people behind the tea party group FreedomWorks.
Zombie target mannequins that look like President Barack Obama have appeared on two Discovery Channel reality shows in recent years.
Remember all those gun nullification bills that cropped up back in January? Last month, Kansas went ahead and passed one. Senate Bill 102, also known as the Second Amendment Protection Act, became effective in Kansas on April 25. And it has led to a high-level back and forth between Attorney General Eric Holder and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).
If you're looking for people fighting dark money in federal elections, look down.
One of the oddest parts of the IRS scandal was the way the story first came to light last week. Friday, we got the start of an explanation.
About a month before April 15, Azamat Tazhayakov was having a meal with his roommate Dias Kadyrbayev and their friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when, according to court documents, Tsarnaev told them that he knew how to make a bomb.
Two young men who were charged Wednesday in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing case left what appears to be a long trail on social media sites, detailing their love of pop music and a trip they took to New York City last ye...
Authorities investigating last month's killing of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements settled on a suspect weeks ago. But the case hasn't been closed. But according to an article published late Monday by The DenverShow More Summary
It's a sprawling, messy story. It involves the Virginia governor's mansion, a wedding, undisclosed vacations, a "naturally-occuring alkaloid" called anatabine, a struggling company, a corporate jet, and, just to top things off, a chef facing embezzlement charges. Show More Summary
It turns out even the federal investigators most closely involved in the Boston Marathon bombing case were caught in the early swirl of bad or incomplete information.
Charges filed on Monday, and an accompanying affidavit, represent the starting point of the government's case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.