CPAC activists urged to fight IRS

By Michael Beckel and Julie Patel

Tax agency called a 'cancer' and 'criminal enterprise' at conservative convention.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… olutely traumatized” after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 that in part allowed nonprofits to overtly advocate for or …"

"… an attorney who previously served in the Department of Justice and on the Federal Election Commission. Without repercussions, von Spakovsky warned, “it’ll happen again.” …"

'Tea party' nonprofits rarely endorsed political candidates

By Michael Beckel

'Tea party'-branded nonprofits at heart of IRS scandal rarely endorsed political candidates.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Treasury Inspector General":

"… s potential political cases, according to a report released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The rules for who can fund social welfare nonprof …"

IRS employees back Obama, Democrats

By Michael Beckel

IRS employees routinely open wallets for Democratic candidates and liberal groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Treasury Inspector General":

"… ency needed to be held "fully accountable." On Tuesday, a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said the IRS used "inappropriate criteria" when rev …"

IRS nonprofit division overloaded, understaffed

By Dave Levinthal

IRS accused of singling out conservative groups; claims of overwork may have merit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Treasury Inspector General":

"… , and Obama himself described the IRS’ conduct as “outrageous.” The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is expected to release a full report on the matter …"

How one bank failure illustrates lapses by regulators

By Keith Epstein

Overseers of Florida Bank noted risky lending, but failed to act

The appraisal bubble

By Joe Eaton

In 2004, years before plummeting real estate values turned Fort Myers, Florida, into a top five foreclosure capital, appraiser Mike Tipton f

Excerpts from this story referencing "Treasury Inspector General":

"… t those officials did little to stop the practice. A February audit by the Treasury Inspector General on the implosion of IndyMac, a savings and loan, noted that the Office of …"