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 "Texas":

"… Internal Revenue Service. High-profile politicians from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to Mike Huckabee, the former GOP governor of Arkansas, suggested the agen …"

'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 "Congress":

"… ublicly available financial filing. For now, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have called on the Obama administration to investigate the matter, and Oba …"

How one bank failure illustrates lapses by regulators

By Keith Epstein

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "bank failures":

"… surance fund $100 million. That is a tiny fraction of the fallout from big bank failures and bailouts. But the story of Ocala National carries lessons far beyond i …"

"… nd that regulators acted too passively and slowly in many of the 31 recent bank failures it is reviewing.“We really don’t think the issue is so much an insuffi …"

"… by a fund that is supported by fees from member banks. With more than 130 bank failures so far this year, the fund has bled into the red, and federal officials no …"

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 "Appraisal Institute":

"… ” said Bill Garber, director of government and external relations at the Appraisal Institute, a trade association representing appraisers.The Home Valuation Code of Co …"