Obama Names Acting IRS Chief

    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Danny Werfel is seen at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. President Barack Obama will appoint Werfel, a senior White House budget officer, as the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, a White House official says. Werfel will replace Steven Miller, ousted Wednesday amid revelations that the IRS improperly singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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    Who doesn’t love coming into a government agency in the middle of a scandal? Welcome to the IRS, Daniel Werfel. President Obama on Thursday named Werfel the acting commissioner of the IRS. Werfel, who is said to have a good relationship with the Senate Republicans, currently runs the day-to-day operations at the Office of Management and Budget. Werfel comes into the IRS just one day after acting commissioner Steven Miller resigned amid a scandal over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for investigation into their tax-exempt status.

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