Tag Archives: IRS Scandal


IRS Fesses Up

Mistakes were made.

— An IRS statement after disclosure that disclosure that the agency was targeting conservative groups for exams.


IRS Scandal Places Obama in Long Line of Presidents Like Richard Nixon

Previous Presidents, including great ones like Roosevelt, have used the IRS against their enemies. But I don’t think Barack Obama ever wanted to be on the same page as Richard Nixon. In this specific case, he now is.

— Joe Klein, writing for NYT’s Swampland blog.


Obama Piles on IRS

You don’t want the IRS ever being perceived to be biased and anything less than neutral in terms of how they operate. I’ve got no patience with it, I will not tolerate it and we will make sure we find out exactly what happened on this.

— President Obama, at a news conference.