Tamara Keith

Tamara Keith appears in the following:

Report: IRS Scrutiny Worse For Conservatives

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

House Republicans investigating IRS targeting of groups for extra scrutiny say they have proof conservatives had it worse.

A House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of the applications of 111 conservative and progressive groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced "more questions, more denials, more delays," ...


How Floor Charts Became Stars Of Congress

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Watch C-SPAN long enough, and you'll see members of Congress using visual aids: big, brightly colored poster boards, known on Capitol Hill as floor charts.

They've become an essential part of congressional messaging.

Almost every day the House of Representatives is in session, lawmakers line up to give what are ...


READ: The Theft Complaint Filed Against Bachmann Aide

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two envelopes filled with cash. A hidden camera. The office of a high-profile politician.

Sounds like a John Grisham novel.

The end result? Maybe not so dramatic.

As NPR's Tamara Keith tells us:

A now-former staffer for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash ...


A Bipartisan Duo Takes Tax Pitch On The Road

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Congress is setting up for a showdown this fall on the budget, the debt ceiling and possibly immigration.

But another item on the agenda hasn't been getting as much attention: changing tax policy. The chairmen of the two tax-writing committees have been working for years, holding hearings, releasing white papers, ...


If The IRS Targeted The Left, Too, Will The House Hear It?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The House Oversight Committee will hold its latest hearing next week into how the IRS handled the applications of groups seeking tax exempt status. The hearings have morphed from a scandal over the targeting of Tea Party groups into something broader.

It all started when a report from IRS Inspector ...


Top Democrat Says Documents Show IRS Also Targeted Liberals

Friday, July 12, 2013

Newly released documents appear to further undermine the idea that Tea Party groups were the only ones given extra scrutiny by the IRS for potential political activity.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, obtained and has released a PowerPoint presentation and minutes ...


Conservative Group Picks Primary Fight With GOP Incumbent

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

An influential conservative group is going after longtime Republican Rep. Mike Simpson from Idaho — and it's getting started nearly a year in advance of the 2014 primary.

The Club for Growth is throwing its weight behind GOP challenger Bryan Smith, calling him a fiscal conservative: anti-tax and pro-growth. The ...


Inspector General Changes Tune On IRS Scandal

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Changing its story. Walking it back. Clarifying.

Whatever you call it, the IRS inspector general now has a different account of what investigators knew about the ideologies of the groups that underwent extra scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.

Inspector General J. Russell George explained in a letter released Thursday ...


Democrats Want Answers On 'Progressives' Targeted By IRS

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Congressional Democrats say Tea Party groups weren't the only ones being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service. And they have released some documents that they say prove it.

When IRS employees were deciding which groups to flag for extra scrutiny, they looked for certain terms. The spreadsheets full of ...