National Review’s Robert Costa joins Martin Bashir to discuss what’s going on in the inner circles of Republican power as leadership pushes an issue it thinks it can win – the IRS scandal – but that its right flank may push too far.
MSNBC Contributor and The Grio’s Joy-Ann Reid, The New York Times’ Nick Confessore and New York One’s Errol Louis join The Daily Rundown to discuss the White House and the president attempting to address recent scandals and reaction from Tea Party groups to the IRS scandal.
Will the IRS scandal and continued huge deficits embolden the Tea Party in 2014 and beyond? CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Jennifer Stefano, Americans For Prosperity.
Politico Playbook: "A Politico review of documents from 11 tea party and conservative groups that the IRS scrutinized in 2012 shows the agency wanted to know everything," Politico writes. Mike Allen joins Morning Joe to discuss the details of just what the IRS asked to see.
Co-founder and CEO of the Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth Martin, discuss the IRS scandal and the reactions of those on The Hill to the Investigator General’s report, which blames bad management within the IRS, and not political motives, for the singling out.
With the IRS Tea Party probes calling to mind the unfair targeting of the NAACP in 2004, former Chairman Julian Bond joins Thomas Roberts to say that the NAACP's targeting and the Tea Party's are not parallel circumstances. He went on to call the Tea Party "the Taliban wing of American politics."
A draft report by the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration reveals that in March 2010, IRS employees began scrutinizing applications with the words “Tea Party” and “patriots.” NBC’s Lisa Myers reports.
Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks during a news conference today on Capitol Hill with Tea Party leaders and congressional members to discuss the IRS scandal of targeting the Tea Party.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) greets Tea Party leaders before a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at a news conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) greets Tea Party leaders before their press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)