Politics: IRS Scandal Raises Fears About ObamaCare

May 15, 2013

Obama’s Second Term Clouded by Controversies – Dan Balz, Wash Post
IRS Scandal Raises Fears About ObamaCare – Byron York, DC Examiner
Benghazi: A Desperate GOP Attack – Sen. Barbara Boxer, Huffington Post
The Benghazi Cover-up Matters – Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle
Will Republicans Overplay the Obama Scandals? – Peter Weber, The Week
A Brief History of IRS Political Targeting – James Bovard, Wall St. Journal
Gomez to Get Money Boost, But Will It Be Enough? – Scott Conroy, RCP

A Quick Guide to the Four Major Scandals that May Bring Down the Obama Administration

by Bryan Preston

Primer and scorecard. More: And Then There Were Five Obama Scandals…?

Immigrating to America Is Not an Entitlement

by Ying Ma

Immigration law may be broken but you don’t fix it by rewarding law breakers.

Pickering: If We Had Started Questioning Clinton, ‘Where Would It Have Ended?’

by Bridget Johnson

Chairman of the ARB report on Benghazi says the new information revealed last week wouldn’t change his findings at all.

The Media May Finally Have Turned on Obama

by Bryan Preston

They’re seeing the same problems we’re seeing…

You Can’t Report in Here! This Is the News Room!

by Andrew Klavan

CBS’s Scott Pelley said recently of mainstream news: “Our house is on fire. … We’re getting the big stories wrong over and over again.”

The Monsters that Walk Among Us

by Jack Dunphy

If you sat next to Ariel Castro in a movie theater, you would never guess how evil he was.

Dems May Not Be So Willing to Back White House in IRS Scandal

by Bridget Johnson

Some early indications from Capitol Hill even before news broke of the Justice Department actions that have mortified free-press advocates.

Justice Dept. Secretly Makes ‘Massive and Unprecedented’ Grab of AP Phone Records

by Bridget Johnson

Because their story contradicted an administration narrative that no attack was planned on anniversary of bin Laden’s death.

When Jupiter Aligns With Mars: Are Scandals Coincidence, or Breaking Point?

by Richard Fernandez

This isn’t a “second term” thing, it’s the collapse of a decades-old ideology.

Memo Reading for Idiots: Missing Video Hidden in Third Edit

by Michael Ledeen

“Hey, let’s blame the video!” appears to have happened between the second and third drafts of Benghazi talking points.

Labor Secretary Nominee Tom Perez v. Alabama

by J. Christian Adams

His history of targeting a state not progressive enough for his tastes.

White House Counsel Knew in April of IRS’s Targeting of Conservatives

by Rick Moran

Carney says he never told the president.

RCP Afternoon Edition

The Bottom Line Is the Public Was Misled – Gloria Borger, CNN
Dam Is Leaking, But Hasn’t Broken Yet – Wesley Pruden, Washington Times
Republicans’ Benghazi Syndrome – Richard Cohen, Washington Post
President Obama Lied to the Country – Kirsten Powers, FOX News
Why IRS Scandal May Not Damage Obama – Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg
How High Does the IRS Rot Go? – John Podhoretz, New York Post
Reporter: IRS Targeted Me After Obama Interview – Dylan Byers, Politico
Is the NRA Un-American? – Stanley Fish, New York Times
Specter of ’86 Haunts Immigration Debate – Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard
Gosnell Lesson: Make Abortion Easy, Safe & Cheap – A. Marcotte, USAT
How Many More Gosnells Are Out There? – Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg
Did Obama Lose Jon Stewart? – Alex Seitz-Wald, Salon
Why College Isn’t Always Worth It – David DesRosiers, Washington Times

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RCP Morning Edition

The Problems Pile Up for Obama – Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics
In IRS Scandal, Echoes of Watergate – George Will, Washington Post
Our Ceaseless Circus – Frank Bruni, New York Times
Lies About Libya – Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Business Daily
The GOP’s Scandal Playbook Is So ’90s – Joan Walsh, Salon
Obama’s Bogus “Act of Terror” Claim About Benghazi – Glenn Kessler, WP
Gosnell Jury Saw the Truth – Christine Flowers, Philadelphia Daily News
Why Women Went to Kermit Gosnell – Michelle Goldberg, The Daily Beast
Time to Ask Obama About Gosnell – Mollie Hemingway, USA Today
My Five Biggest ObamaCare Anxieties – Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic
Levin: Beltway GOP Bought Into Tea Party Slander – Charles Johnson, DC
Obama’s Government Microtargets Americans – Ben Smith, BuzzFeed
The Real Scandal Is GOP Obstruction – Jonathan Bernstein, Washington Post
America’s New Tech Oligarchs – Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast
Obama’s One-Sided “Reset” With Russia – Mark Salter, RealClearPolitics
Why I Had a Double Mastectomy – Angelina Jolie, New York Times
How Fishing Helps Veterans Heal — and Land Jobs – Ed Nicholson, RCP


IRS’s Turn to Answer Questions – Washington Post
Time to Drain the IRS Swamp – Boston Herald
A Bumbling Response on Benghazi Talking Points – New York Times
Gosnell & the Liberal Gospel – New York Post

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