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The New York Times
White House Told in April That Audit of I.R.S. Completed
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:26:46 GMT
The chief White House lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, learned last month that the Internal Revenue Service improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
Larger Union Enforcing Immigration Opposes Overhaul
Mon, 20 May 2013 04:06:02 GMT
A council representing 12,000 officers who issue documents will join a council representing 7,700 deportation agents in fighting a Senate proposal.
Virginia G.O.P Pleases Crowd With Barbs About I.R.S.
Mon, 20 May 2013 03:53:59 GMT
At each mention of the government’s targeting of conservative groups, the 8,000 delegates at the state party convention in Richmond roared their approval.
The Caucus: Obama Urges Morehouse Graduates to ‘Keep Setting an Example’
Mon, 20 May 2013 02:55:21 GMT
President Obama told Morehouse College graduates that “laws, hearts and minds have been changed to the point where someone who looks like you can serve as president.”
The Caucus: White House Aide Calls Criticism of Obama ‘Offensive’
Mon, 20 May 2013 02:18:46 GMT
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser, appeared on five network talk shows to mount a defense against Republican lawmakers who accused the president of mismanagement.
The Washington Post
Mitt Romney offers 2016 advice (VIDEO)
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:21:07 GMT
Mitt Romney sat down with NBC's Jay Leno on Friday for a chat on a range of issues, including 2016. So what advice would he give candidates running for president? Among other things, "get used to eating Iowa corndogs." Read full article >>
White House knew of IRS targeting in late April, official says
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:52:11 GMT
The White House says that it's counsel's office was informed of the IRS's targeting of conservative groups in late April, after earlier saying that it knew that an inspector general's report about the issue was coming but that it didn't know its findings. Read full article >>
'Just' one in 10 breast cancer cases are hereditary means a lot of women need to know
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:43:00 GMT
While the media has focused a lot of attention on Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventive double mastectomy, her genetic cancer risk has received much less notice. In fact, many medical experts commenting on her announcement have gone out of their way to reassure women that her situation is relatively rare. But one in 10 is not rare at all. Read full article >>
The White House is taking a hard line on scandal talk. Can they make it stick?
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:32:05 GMT
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer made clear on Sunday that the Obama administration will not gather itself into a defensive crouch in the wake of a series of scandals and investigations that have come to a head in the past 10 days. Read full article >>
Proposed farm bills would cut billions from current spending levels
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:02:00 GMT
The House and Senate are set to consider separate five-year farm bills that would cut billions annually from current spending levels after the agriculture committees from both chambers approved the legislation last week. Read full article >>