Plus ... "targeting" is bad, mm-kay? As the New York Times’ Jonathan Weisman said 90 minutes into the hearing, this was one of the few really interesting revelations at today’s grilling of IRS Commissioner Steve Miller. Remember the impromptu, extemporaneous apology given by Lois Lerner a week ago at a law conference for the targeting of conservative groups, an apology that [...] Read this post … [Read more...]
The fallback defense. Sharyl Attkisson hinted last night on Twitter that she would have something “interesting” on Benghazi today. The CBS reporter didn’t disappoint. Although it’s not exactly a blockbuster revelation, the change in tone in White House trial balloons in its defense of the Benghazi debacle is stunning: Obama administration officials who were in key positions on Sept. [...] Read this post … [Read more...]
Republicans and Millennials Are More Likely to Find Syria on a MapThe AtlanticAs you might expect, college graduates were more likely to be able to find Syria (61 percent of them could). So were self-identified Republicans (55 percent, versus 48 percent of Democrats). And then there's the factoid that flies in the face of the ...and more … [Read more...]
Scarborough on IRS scandal: This makes it harder to trust the government on gun background checks, doesn’t it?
"This is devastating." An instant classic via NRO. If you’re tempted to pat him on the back for this sharp lurch back towards skepticism of government, consider two things. One: I don’t think he’s changed his mind on background checks, the IRS’s malfeasance notwithstanding. His complaint appears to be more rhetorical than substantive — i.e., it’s unfortunate that [...] Read this post … [Read more...]
PoliticoCrowley hits GOP during hearingPoliticoA Democratic member of the committee questioning IRS officials on the agency's targeting of conservative groups on Friday criticized his Republican colleagues for being too partisan during the hearing. “Right now, unfortunately, what you are seeing is ...Scandal MachineNew York Times10 Examples of Bush and the Republicans Using Government Power to Target ...Huffington PostScandal Won't Win GOP Seats in 2014Daily BeastTPM … [Read more...]