Take Two for May 21, 2013

Former IRS head Douglas Shulman faces tough questions at Senate hearing

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing Recent IRS Screening Scandal

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Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman is sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Finance Committee May 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of on "A Review of Criteria Used by the IRS to Identify 501(c)(4) Applications for Greater Scrutiny."

Today, legislators got their first opportunity to question the man who ran the IRS when agents were targeting Tea Party groups. Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testified on Capitol Hill before the Senate Finance Committee which has launched an investigation into the scandal. 

Shulman said he should have been notified. Meanwhile, a Tea Party group founder from California is filing a class action lawsuit against the IRS. 

For more on this, we're joined by Joe Garofoli, political reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle.


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