July 14, 2013 The chairmen of the House and Senate tax-writing committees, one Democrat and one Republican, are embarking on a tour to sell the importance of changing tax policy. In public, they stick to what they agree on — but there are still some sticky issues ahead.
July 13, 2013 The House Oversight Committee will hold its latest hearing next week into how the IRS handled the applications of groups seeking tax exempt status. The hearings have morphed from a scandal over the targeting of Tea Party groups into something broader.
July 12, 2013 Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, says materials from an IRS workshop in 2010 instructed agents to flag applications from "progressive" groups as well as those with "Tea Party," "patriot" or "9/12" in their names.
July 10, 2013 The conservative Club for Growth is throwing its weight behind a GOP candidate challenging longtime Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho in 2014. The endorsement grew out of a website the club launched asking voters to suggest Republicans from safe seats who they deem not conservative enough.
June 27, 2013 The IRS inspector general now has a different account of what investigators knew about the ideologies of the groups that underwent extra scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.
June 25, 2013 Democrats say Tea Party groups weren't the only ones being targeted by the IRS. And they have released documents that show "progressives" was on the lists of terms that IRS employees used to decide which groups got extra scrutiny. That wasn't mentioned in the IRS inspector general's report.
June 20, 2013 As it turns out, most of the groups flagged by the IRS for extra scrutiny didn't actually have to apply for tax-exempt status.
June 19, 2013 More interview transcripts from the IRS investigation are released, but there's still no evidence of a direct connection to the White House.