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May 15, 2013


Obama Picks New IRS Chief

President Obama named the current controller of the White House budget office, Daniel Werfel, acting commissioner of the IRS, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The appointment is effective Wednesday, May 22. Mr. Werfel will replace Steven Miller, who resigned under pressure as acting commissioner on Wednesday in the midst of a controversy over IRS targeting of tea-party and other conservative groups."

New York Times: "As one of the top officials at the budget office, Mr. Werfel has been the administration's point man on one of the thorniest political problems in the last six months: the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration."















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