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Politics: IRS and Conservatives #1053514

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s firing of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller for his role in the targeting of conservative political groups reported. [OBAMA – says the misconduct is inexcusable.]

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The Justice Department’s criminal investigation of this scandal reviewed; details given about disciplinary action against 2 IRS employees in Cincinnati and the denials from Miller, former IRS commissioner Douglass Shulman† & Lois Lerner† that Tea Party groups were targeted; Treasury Department report quoted. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – says we are looking at civil rights & IRS provisions and potentially the Hatch Act.] [Representative Charles BOUSTANY††- comments on a culture of abuse within the agency.] Whether Miller will testify in hearings discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The IRS scrutiny of the Tea Party that began in the tax exemption unit based in Cincinnati reviewed; details given about how approval for tax-exempt status was easier for liberal groups. [Action for a Progressive Future Jeff COHEN††- says they shouldn't scrutinize certain groups because they're on the left or the right.]

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy;
Andrews, Wyatt

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