Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to muzzle on press freedoms, Team Obama appears to have surged into the lead.
In the drip-drip-drip strategy of information release that characterizes the Obama White House, on Tuesday White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted that Mark Childress, deputy chief of the White House staff, had two conversations with the Treasury Department about how to spin the IRS scandal. Show More Summary
Plaza Towers Elementary School Too many times, our teachers are called upon to be heroes. And every time, they deliver: [Rhonda Crosswhite], a sixth-grade teacher at the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. — a building that...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) launched into Senate Democrats for their show trial against Apple. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has called Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify about the company’s use of tax shelters offshore to avoid higher rates. Show More Summary
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–MD), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday he believes Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service’s Director of the Exempt Organizations division, should lose her job over her participation in the agency’s targeting of conservative organizations. Show More Summary
Four years ago, Fox News reporter James Rosen wrote a story saying the CIA had learned that North Korea planned to carry out a nuclear test if the UN approved additional sanctions: What's more, Pyongyang's next nuclear detonation isShow More Summary
On her official website, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is patting herself on the back for standing up to “special interests” on the floor of the Senate today. Heitkamp was arguing against amendments which would have ended trade protectionism for the sugar industry which keeps the price of sugar inflated by both controlling production to keep prices [...]Show More Summary
In statement released on Tuesday, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Joel Simon, issued this warning against the Obama Justice Department investigating Fox News reporter James Rosen: "U.S. government efforts...Show More Summary
Tomorrow, Lois Lerner -- director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS when all the targeting occurred -- is going to come to Capitol Hill and take...
(John Hinderaker) The dam protecting the IRS scandal began to crack today when Lois Lerner, the IRS official who announced, and apologized for, the improper singling out of conservative-leaning organizations by IRS employees under her command, that she will not testify as scheduled tomorrow before the House Oversight Committee. Show More Summary
President Obama has faith in his chief lawyer and agrees with her decision not to inform him of a pending report on the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of conservative groups, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.
Yesterday, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) rejected the notion that Hurricane Sandy’s damage was worsened by climate change. At a ceremonial event to mark the rebuilding of the Jersey Shore boardwalk post-Hurricane Sandy, Christie responded to a question from WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio about how the state could have better prepared for the consequences of climate [...]
Charles Krauthammer weighed in on the IRS targeting scandal Tuesday on Special Report after another day of hearings. Sir Charles issued this warning to Democrats. “Yes, the Republicans are up in arms but the Democrats are too. This thing will … Continue reading ?
How many offenses before BuzzFeed is labeled a hate site? Well, not three. Tuesday afternoon, using her Twitter feed, BuzzFeed staffer Aswini Anburajan, lashed out at Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for not being left-wing enough when it comes to immigration. Show More Summary
The director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations division, Lois Lerner, is invoking the Fifth Amendment and will not appear before Congress to answer questions about the agency’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative...Show More Summary
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson who has been dogged in her reporting on administration scandals including Fast and Furious and Benghazi believes her computers have been compromised. Attkisson tells Politico "I can confirm that an intrusion...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON – This past Sunday while in Atlanta speaking at the Morehouse College commencement, President Barack Obama used one of his powers that is not diminished by the controversies swirling around the White House: the power of the bully pulpit. In a speech …
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led the agency when it targeted Tea Party and conservative groups, testified before the Senate Finance Committee today, under oath, about when he knew about the conduct of officials in the tax exempt organizations division. Show More Summary
On Monday, Guatemala's Constitutional Court overturned the conviction of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, an army general who ruled as de facto president from 1982 to 1983. On May 10, Ríos Montt, 86, was found guilty by a three-panel...Show More Summary
Sarah Palin took to Facebook again this weekend, posting about her youngest daughter’s graduation in the Alaskan snow: One last blast of Alaska winter today, hopefully? This is what “Grad Blast” means in Alaska! We’ll move our graduation b-b-q indoors and watch the mini-blizzard from ’round the fireplace. (Global warming my gluteus maximus.) When Palin [...]