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Obama seems to be weathering scandals, controversies

Obama seems to be weathering scandals, controversies

Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama’s agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress…

Will White House scandals hurt Obamacare?

Will White House scandals hurt Obamacare?

Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack…

Budget official tapped to run troubled IRS

Budget official tapped to run troubled IRS

President Barack Obama picked a senior White House budget official to become the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, the same day another top official announced plans…

Arizona’s immigration law a monumental failure

Arizona’s immigration law a monumental failure

The immigration debate in Arizona reached a boiling point in 2007 when the state passed a groundbreaking law targeting those often blamed with fueling the nation’s border woes: Employers who…

Lawmakers set to grill fired IRS boss

Lawmakers set to grill fired IRS boss

Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as Congress holds its first hearing on the tougher scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other…

Army sexual harassment boss jailed

Army sexual harassment boss jailed

The manager of the sexual harassment and assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday. Lt. Col.…

IRS boss fired but outcry over abuse will continue

IRS boss fired but outcry over abuse will continue

Don’t look for the outcry over the Internal Revenue Service‘s improper targeting of tea party groups to subside with the ouster of the agency’s acting commissioner. Three congressional committees are…

Repubicans not satisfied with release of Benghazi emails

Repubicans not satisfied with release of Benghazi emails

The White House release of some 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year has failed to satisfy…

Sexual assault in military is a full-blown crisis

Sexual assault in military is a full-blown crisis

Sexual assault in the U.S. military is costing the armed services the confidence of women in uniform that the problem can be solved, the nation’s top military officer warns. “That’s…

GOP governors want criminal probe of IRS actions

GOP governors want criminal probe of IRS actions

Two Republican governors are urging President Barack Obama to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service‘s admission that it targeted conservative political groups. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal…