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WASHINGTON — President Passerby needs urgently to become a participant in his presidency. Late Monday came the breathtaking news of a full-frontal assault on the First Amendment by his administration: word that the Justice Department had gone on a...
Tags: NPR, Taxation, Freedom of the Press, Justice System, Politics
One of the oft-repeated justifications for why Wall Street must be regulated by Wall Streeters is that what goes on there is both so complex and so essential that only those who have been part of it can be trusted to oversee it. This argument is bunk, of...
WASHINGTON -- President Obama won re-election in part by beating up on his opponent for receiving big corporate payouts in exchange for dubious work and for socking away money in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands. So it's a bit, well, rich that...
Tags: Max Baucus, Chuck Grassley, Politics, White House, Orrin Hatch
WASHINGTON -- President Obama hasn't even begun his second term, yet already he has been ensnared by scandal. Republicans have uncovered a shocking level of wrongdoing in the Oval Office, and I'm afraid what they say is true: The president is brazenly...
WASHINGTON -- In selecting Jacob Lew, the White House chief of staff, to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary, President Obama has sent some not-so-subtle messages: the Treasury's autonomy will be curbed; the president doesn't much fear...
It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why? It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
"Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there." But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelCampaigning in Florida for his boss, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on Wednesday defined President Barack Obama's plans for the next four years as continuations of his policies. “We don't want to turn around and reverse policies that are...
Washington BureauWASHINGTON --U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, an ally of the tea party movement, is pushing legislation to punish IRS employees who target conservative groups for intense scrutiny of their tax filings. “A government organization like the IRS...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday that Internal Revenue Service employees acted alone in making public the agency's handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups and that he would have advised against it. Details of the...
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups was "unacceptable and inexcusable" and he has directed the agency's acting director to hold people accountable. Lew told...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional and Justice Department investigators are examining the Internal Revenue Service over its inappropriate scrutiny of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. President Barack Obama, seeking to contain the...
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