Government Oversight

Report says prosecutor behind 'Fast and Furious' leak
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A former top Justice Department official in Arizona leaked an internal memo from a federal agent who had criticized the politically charged “Fast and Furious” gun trafficking operation, a government report found.

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Live Stream from The New York Meeting With Sen. Lamar Alexander, Rep. Michael McCaul, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Gov. Haley Barbour
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Watch live discussions with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Jason Stverak, president of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and Rick Berman of Berman and Company research communications and advertising. This live stream, courtesy of the Franklin Center, is from The […]

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Sebelius’ Controversial Fundraising Efforts Raise Concerns, Allegedly Chase Away Potential Donors
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Getty Images) Potential donors to a nonprofit group committed to promoting the Affordable Care Act are supposedly second-guessing whether they want to associate their money with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ “scandalous” fundraising efforts. “Would-be givers are ‘gun-shy’ after reports that Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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Beinart Calls Drudge & Boyle Racists–Hilarity Ensues
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The Daily Beast’s Peter Beinart took some time out from defending the indefensible IRS today to accuse Matt Drudge and Breitbart News’ Matt Boyle of racism for their entirely non-racial reaction to President Barack Obama’s commencement address at the all-black, all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday. Beinart’s attack is so clumsy, however, that he undermines […]

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Why the IRS Flap Matters Most for Obama
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Capital Journal: The IRS flap eats away at the underpinnings of what Obama promised when he first ran in 2008: a revival of confidence that government is capable of solving problems in a smart and nonideological manner, writes Gerald F. Seib.

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Virginia G.O.P Pleases Crowd With Barbs About I.R.S.
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At each mention of the government’s targeting of conservative groups, the 8,000 delegates at the state party convention in Richmond roared their approval.     

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AP president calls on Obama to 'rein in'  DOJ probe into wire service's records
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Associated Press President Gary Pruitt said Sunday the Justice Department sent a strong – and negative- message to future sources that the government would go after them if they spoke to the press. It’s a move Pruitt called not only unconstitutional but said damaged the ideal of a free press in the country.

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