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The New York Times
The Caucus: The Early Word: Pre-Existing Conditions
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:00:45 GMT
Political news from today’s Times and around the Web, plus a look at the latest happenings in Washington.
Obama Couples Praise for Burmese Leader With Warning Against Violence
Tue, 21 May 2013 06:30:18 GMT
President Obama encouraged the political and economic reforms in Myanmar, but warned the country’s visiting leader, President Thein Sein, that violence against minority Muslims had to stop.
Immigrant Death Rate Rises on Illegal Crossings
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:13:07 GMT
Migrant deaths remain high even as apprehensions have fallen, with tighter borders pushing people to take riskier routes from Mexico to the United States.
Massachusetts G.O.P. Holds Out Hope for Senate Seat
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:10:27 GMT
The chances of Gabriel Gomez, the Republican running against Representative Edward J. Markey for John Kerry’s vacated Senate seat, are thought to be fair.
White House Defends Tracking Fox Reporter
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:07:25 GMT
Officials searched the personal e-mails and tried to track the movements of a Fox News correspondent, James Rosen, in investigating a leak.
The Washington Post
What's the appropriate level of White House involvement with IG findings?
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:02:00 GMT
The White House acknowledged this week that some of its senior officials knew in late-April that the IRS had targeted conservative groups before and after the 2010 midterms, contradicting earlier statements about an inspector general's report that detailed the scandal. Read full article >>
The White House claim of ‘doctored e-mails... to smear the president’
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:00:00 GMT
“That’s a very serious offense that happened where Republicans on the Hill, we voluntarily provided these e-mails to, took one of them, doctored it and gave it to ABC News in an attempt to smear the president.” Read full article >>
Big-name conservatives rally against Senate immigration bill
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:03:00 GMT
A coalition of high-profile conservatives and tea party activists has signed a letter urging members of Congress to oppose a bipartisan Senate immigration bill, an attempt to increase public pressure just days before it faces an initial committee vote. Read full article >>
Obama’s rating steady in face of controversies, likely buoyed by rising economic hopes
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:02:32 GMT
Majorities of Americans believe that the Internal Revenue Service deliberately harassed conservative groups by targeting them for special scrutiny and say that the Obama administration is trying to cover up important details about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans last year. Read full article >>
Treasury consulted on multiple occasions about timing of IRS disclosure, source says
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:02:12 GMT
The Treasury Department was informed on three separate occasions that the Internal Revenue Service planned to disclose that it targeted conservative groups for scrutiny, and on one occasion, Treasury expressed concern about the form of the disclosure, a Treasury official said on Monday night. Read full article >>