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May 15, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Matea Gold and Joseph Tanfani
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced the resignation Wednesday evening of Steven Miller, acting commissioner of the embattled Internal Revenue Service, a move the president said was essential to restore the public's faith following revelations that the agency inappropriately singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny. Calling the conduct of the agency “inexcusable,” Obama said he would “do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.” Americans have a right to be angry, the president added in a hastily called evening news conference at the White House.
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May 21, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani, Richard Simon and Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - As the Internal Revenue Service's last two directors struggled to provide answers Tuesday about the agency's improper scrutiny of conservative groups, a lawyer for another key IRS official said she would invoke the 5th Amendment rather than answer questions about the screening and why she didn't tell Congress about it. Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, will assert her right against self-incrimination during her...
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May 4, 1987
Two bodies authorities believe are those of escaped convicts hunted for nearly a week were removed from the burned rubble of a summer house at Wolf Creek, Mont. They were taken for identification to a hospital in Great Falls. Lewis and Clark County Coroner M. E. Nelson said that only two bodies were found at the site, although authorities say two men and a woman fired on them April 27. Asked if the burned bodies were male, Nelson replied: "I'm not that far yet."
NATIONAL
May 18, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani, Matea Gold and Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Steven Miller, the top enforcement official at the Internal Revenue Service, thought he might have trouble on his hands. Election season was well underway in March 2012 when tea party organizations started to complain angrily of IRS harassment over their requests for tax-exempt status. The media was looking into it. Congress had picked up the scent. Miller dispatched an advisor to Cincinnati, where a field office handles applications from nonprofits, to figure out what was up. What he learned would blow up into a crisis that would damage the agency's reputation and lead to his ouster last week.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Jon Healey
The scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for special review claimed its first scalp Wednesday, when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanded and received the resignation of the agency's acting chief. President Obama announced the resignation of Steven Miller on Wednesday afternoon. He also took the opportunity to repeat much of the statement he'd issued Tuesday, when he said the agency's actions were "intolerable and inexcusable.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
If you were looking forward to a nice chat with an Internal Revenue Service agent on May 24, you are sadly out of luck. Ditto for June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30. The tax agency will be closed to the public and almost all employees will be furloughed on those days. That means the federal employees will get more three-day weekends -- but without pay. Assistance the IRS typically offers taxpayers on the telephone and in person at its offices will be unavailable on those days.
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - Continuing to move quickly to try to put the IRS controversy behind him, President Obama named a new acting commissioner Thursday to replace the one he ousted the day before. Daniel Werfel, current controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will replace Steven Miller, who has been the acting commissioner since November 2012. Miller came under fire for his role in the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative advocacy groups.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
WASHINGTON - The acting head of the IRS insisted Friday that he and other agency officials did not mislead Congress by failing to disclose that applications by conservative groups for tax-exempt status were mishandled, and he said to call it "targeting" incorrectly implied political motivations. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee grilled Steven Miller, who has resigned as acting commissioner but is still on the job until Wednesday, why he made no mention of the problems in letters and testimony to Congress, despite being aware of the issue.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2013 | By Matea Gold, Joseph Tanfani and Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - President Obama forced out the head of the IRS on Wednesday, seeking to restore the public's faith in the tax agency while asserting a measure of control over a rapidly growing political problem. Making a hastily scheduled statement at the White House, Obama denounced the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service as "inexcusable" and pledged to "do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. " "Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it," he said.
NATIONAL
May 18, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani, Matea Gold and Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Steven Miller, the top enforcement official at the Internal Revenue Service, thought he might have trouble on his hands. Election season was well underway in March 2012 when tea party organizations started to complain angrily of IRS harassment over their requests for tax-exempt status. The media was looking into it. Congress had picked up the scent. Miller dispatched an advisor to Cincinnati, where a field office handles applications from nonprofits, to figure out what was up. What he learned would blow up into a crisis that would damage the agency's reputation and lead to his ouster last week.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
WASHINGTON - The acting head of the IRS insisted Friday that he and other agency officials did not mislead Congress by failing to disclose that applications by conservative groups for tax-exempt status were mishandled, and he said to call it "targeting" incorrectly implied political motivations. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee grilled Steven Miller, who has resigned as acting commissioner but is still on the job until Wednesday, why he made no mention of the problems in letters and testimony to Congress, despite being aware of the issue.
NATIONAL
May 17, 2013 | By Matea Gold and Jim Puzzanghera, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for the agency's "foolish mistakes" in singling out conservative groups for intrusive and time-consuming scrutiny, but said that the effort was not driven by partisan motives. Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, whose tenure will end Wednesday after he resigned under pressure this week, said the agency staff's attempts to identify groups with political aims was not "targeting," as it was termed in an inspector general's audit.
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - Continuing to move quickly to try to put the IRS controversy behind him, President Obama named a new acting commissioner Thursday to replace the one he ousted the day before. Daniel Werfel, current controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will replace Steven Miller, who has been the acting commissioner since November 2012. Miller came under fire for his role in the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative advocacy groups.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Jon Healey
The scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for special review claimed its first scalp Wednesday, when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanded and received the resignation of the agency's acting chief. President Obama announced the resignation of Steven Miller on Wednesday afternoon. He also took the opportunity to repeat much of the statement he'd issued Tuesday, when he said the agency's actions were "intolerable and inexcusable.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2013 | By Matea Gold, Joseph Tanfani and Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - President Obama forced out the head of the IRS on Wednesday, seeking to restore the public's faith in the tax agency while asserting a measure of control over a rapidly growing political problem. Making a hastily scheduled statement at the White House, Obama denounced the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service as "inexcusable" and pledged to "do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. " "Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it," he said.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Matea Gold and Joseph Tanfani
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced the resignation Wednesday evening of Steven Miller, acting commissioner of the embattled Internal Revenue Service, a move the president said was essential to restore the public's faith following revelations that the agency inappropriately singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny. Calling the conduct of the agency “inexcusable,” Obama said he would “do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.” Americans have a right to be angry, the president added in a hastily called evening news conference at the White House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2010
Paul Steven Miller Lawyer was disability rights expert Paul Steven Miller, 49, a lawyer who was born with a genetic condition that made him a dwarf and who later became an expert on disability rights, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island. Miller taught at the University of Washington School of Law from 2004 to 2009 and had directed the university's disability studies program since 2006. He was born in Queens, N.Y., in 1961 with achondroplasia, a bone-growth disorder that causes dwarfism.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2013 | By Joseph Tanfani, Richard Simon and Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - As the Internal Revenue Service's last two directors struggled to provide answers Tuesday about the agency's improper scrutiny of conservative groups, a lawyer for another key IRS official said she would invoke the 5th Amendment rather than answer questions about the screening and why she didn't tell Congress about it. Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, will assert her right against self-incrimination during her...
BUSINESS
April 19, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
If you were looking forward to a nice chat with an Internal Revenue Service agent on May 24, you are sadly out of luck. Ditto for June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30. The tax agency will be closed to the public and almost all employees will be furloughed on those days. That means the federal employees will get more three-day weekends -- but without pay. Assistance the IRS typically offers taxpayers on the telephone and in person at its offices will be unavailable on those days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2010
Paul Steven Miller Lawyer was disability rights expert Paul Steven Miller, 49, a lawyer who was born with a genetic condition that made him a dwarf and who later became an expert on disability rights, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island. Miller taught at the University of Washington School of Law from 2004 to 2009 and had directed the university's disability studies program since 2006. He was born in Queens, N.Y., in 1961 with achondroplasia, a bone-growth disorder that causes dwarfism.
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