On the other end of the political spectrum from all of the foolishness in D.C. is a groundswell of terrific, on-the-ground activism and organizing work taking place across the country in just about every state, with tangible results...
On Monday, the Washington Post revealed that the Justice Department obtained sweeping access to a reporter's email account and tracked his movements inside the State Department as part of an investigation into how that reporter -- James...Show More Summary
As scandals rise around the Obama Administration, from Benghazi to the IRS, Republicans and some Democrats are also jumping on a new development: United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting private funding to implement the healthcare law.
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appeared on Fox & Friends on Tuesday to discuss his state’s response to the natural disasters that regularly strike the Gulf Coast and how that experience can aid the citizens of Oklahoma who are reeling from a devastating tornado. Show More Summary
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner made a rather uneventful return to the skies on Tuesday, amid other stories about storms in the plains states and scandals at the White House. With 186 passengers aboard, including the Chairmen and CEO’s of United Airlines and Boeing, the 787 took off from Houston and landed in Chicago. The somewhat historic [...]Show More Summary
Attack on the Press You know that the Department of Justice tapped scores of phone lines at the Associated Press. You might have heard that the Attorney General of the United States isn’t sure how often reporters’ records are seized....Show More Summary
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Lou Dobbs weighed in on the IRS Scandal this week on America Live with Megyn Kelly. Dobbs had this to day about Barack Obama, What is outrageous is the president of the United States stands before the American people and … Continue reading ?
Republican Senators Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Rob Portman continued Sunday to press the Obama administration on the Internal Revenue Service scandal that's engulfed the White House. On CNN's "State of the Union," Paul told Candy Crowley he heard about a "written policy" that encouraged IRS officials to target "those who are critical of the [...]
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday to use the IRS scandal to attack the Obama administraiton, but flubbed a key part of his case: he couldn’t defend the claim that IRS was targeting conservative groups as part of a political strategy to help the White House. Paul, like [...]
We’ve had three big stories this week, each showing how the right plays the scandal game better than the left. Of the three, one is a non-scandal (Benghazi), one is a minor scandal with the potential to turn into more (IRS),1 and one is an honest-to-God scandal right now (AP). Show More Summary
``In 2011, and in response to the "robo-signing" scandal that would eventually lead to the National Mortgage Settlement, Nevada became the first state to do something legislatively that served to reduce the number of foreclosures dramatically. Show More Summary
Ronan Farrow: As a former State Department official who worked with Ambassador Chris Stevens in the months before his murder in Benghazi, I feel that inquiry's urgency. But the congressional hearings that have dominated the last week of headlines -- with more promised by House Republicans -- are not that inquiry. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes I've been thinking a lot about why so many journalists I follow went so wrong on the supposed White House Scandals this week. I think it has a lot to do with affinity bias. And that does not speak well for the state of journalism. Show More Summary
This has not been Obama's month. And with scandals rising out of the State Department, the DOJ, and the IRS, it was really only a matter of time before the military got involved in some sort of cover-up. Read more...
An independent investigation by a special counsel is tailor made for the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal. In instances like this, national leaders like the President and Attorney General of the United States must transcend politics and make restoring trust in government the paramount issue. Show More Summary
In the early days of this scandal, I opined in a Corner post that it was believable this might be just a few low-level employees. I would like to state this is now obviously untenable. I also mentioned NOM’s experience — its legallyShow More Summary
Benghazi, the Justice Department seizing AP phone records, and the IRS targeting Tea Party groups: Much of the Beltway press corps--which has pushed the Benghazi story for months--is seeing the Obama presidency in a state of near free-fall. But what's actually happening?
While Friday's Congressional hearings on the IRS were blowing that scandal up, the great Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News was putting another log on the Benghazi fire. In her Friday report, Attkisson was able to get a number of Obama Administration...Show More Summary
Ramesh Ponnuru sees it as a general problem for the administration: Ten days ago the president gave a commencement speech at Ohio State University urging graduates not to view government as “some separate, sinister entity.” Liberals prefer that people view government, as former Representative Barney Frank once put it, as just the name we use for the […]