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Obama ousts IRS chief in attempt to contain political damage

President Barack Obama forced out the head of the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s selective screening of nonprofit groups.

16th May, 2013
President Obama: “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it."

President Barack Obama forced out the head of the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s selective screening of nonprofit groups, as the administration sought to contain scandals imperiling its second-term agenda.

Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, resigned as lawmakers questioned why the agency used ideological terms such as “tea party” to subject some groups’ applications for tax-exempt status to tougher scrutiny.

“It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be...

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