The IRS targeting scandal may be broader than the Tea Party. McClatchyDC reports that “emerging stories from real people raise questions about whether the IRS scrutiny extended beyond applicants for tax-exempt status and whether individuals who donated to these tax-exempt organizations or to conservative causes were also targeted.” Read the story here.
Did the White House Illegally Pull the Taxes of Private Citizens? The Weekly Standard reports on an odd occurrence this weekend. Remember Austin Goolsbee? He’s a past top economic advisor to President Obama. In 2010, Goolsbee told reporters in an off-the-record meeting that the Koch brothers’ companies don’t pay federal taxes. When they learned of […]
The House Committee on the Judiciary is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress during a May 15 hearing, with one Republican aide close to the investigation telling MailOnline that “perjury is on the table” as one possible outcome of the congressional probe. The Hill reports the panel is looking at a statement […]
President Obama said the United States was turning “a page on a decade of conflict” as he delivered a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington on Monday, The Hill reports. Obama noted the drawing down of U.S. forces underway in Afghanistan and said that next year’s holiday would mark the final Memorial […]
President Obama announced Thursday that he is narrowing the use of drones in the war on terror, NBC reports. In a lengthy speech at the National Defense University in Washington, Obama offered his most expansive defense of drones, but imposed a higher standard on authorizing such aerial attacks, shifted responsibility more from the C.I.A. to […]