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IRS Scandal Claims Its First Victim

By on 5.15.13 | 6:48PM

The body count from the scandal of IRS agents targeting Tea Party groups finally rises — to 1. CBS News reports:

President Obama on Wednesday announced that acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller is stepping down amid investigations into political discrimination carried out by the IRS against conservative groups.

Miller, a career bureaucrat at the IRS, was tapped to serve as acting commissioner after commissioner Doug Shulman, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, stepped down in November. Mr. Obama said Miller resigned Wednesday at the request of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. […]

"The misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable," Mr. Obama said, referring to the report. "It's inexcusable and Americans are right to be angry about it. And I am angry about it."

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