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IRS chief out; Obama vows new oversight

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and pledged to work with Congress to investigate the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups, an attempt to contain the boiling controversy with decisive action.

“I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives,” Obama said in a brief statement in the East Room at the White House. “It’s important to institute new leadership.”

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