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Politics
3:15 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Second Federal Judge Wants Info On Lost IRS Emails

A second federal judge is ordering the IRS to provide information about lost emails by a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.
 
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Friday he wants to know whatever became of Lois Lerner's computer hard drive. IRS officials say Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails. At the time, Lerner headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.

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Government Shutdown
5:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wright-Patt Back Up Running, But Shutdown Woes Continue

Most civilian workers are back at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, although officials say normal operations will remain difficult during the partial government shutdown. But across the Dayton area, Wright-Patt isn’t alone in its woes since the partial federal government shutdown began Oct. 1.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Ohio Legislators Plan IRS Hearing in Cincinnati

A state House committee meeting in Cincinnati will hear from Ohioans who believe they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service because of their political leanings.

The five confirmed witnesses for the this afternoon hearing at the University of Cincinnati are tea party or conservative activists who have said they were singled out by the IRS.

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Politics
8:04 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Ohio Tea Party To Use IRS To Fight Medicaid

Tea party activists in Ohio want to use a unique weapon to fight continued efforts to expand Medicaid: the Internal Revenue Service.

In a confidential email sent to fellow Ohio tea party leaders and obtained by The Associated Press, Tom Zawistowski lays out a strategy for invoking a little-known IRS provision that allows citizens to challenge executive salaries and the nonprofit statuses of charitable hospitals.

In a phone interview, Zawistowski calls it "hilarious" that tea party groups that came under extra scrutiny by the IRS are now using an IRS law to target others.

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Politics
7:04 am
Wed June 19, 2013

IRS worker: No Political Bias Against Tea Party

A Democratic congressman has released the full transcript of congressional investigators' interview with an IRS manager. John Shafer is a self-described conservative Republican. He said that close scrutiny of tea party group tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office, not in Washington.

Shafer oversaw a group of IRS workers who screen applications for tax-exempt status. He said he was unaware of any involvement by the White House in decisions to screen tea party groups.

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