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Reid: ‘Very troubled by IRS’ targeting conservative groups, Senate investigation incoming

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tweeted his dismay Monday with the IRS selectively targeting conservative non-profits for extra scrutiny, promising a Senate investigation into the agency’s actions.

“Very troubled by IRS’s possible breach of the public’s trust. Targeting any group based on its political stance is completely inappropriate,” Reid tweeted Monday afternoon. “Finance Chairman Max Baucus is looking into the IRS matter, and I will fully support his efforts,” he also wrote.

Reid’s tweet followed a press conference by President Obama, where he condemned the IRS’s actions as “outrageous” and “contrary to our traditions.”

“People have to be held accountable,” Obama said.

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