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IRS to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to House committee

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:06pm 5/8/2014 at 5:06pm

The IRS has agreed to turn over all Lois Lerner emails to the House Committee on Ways and Means, according to a statement posted on the committee’s website Thursday.

From the Ways and Means committee website:

Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that one year into the investigation of the...

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Video: Al Sharpton’s Teleprompter Troubles

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:09pm 5/7/2014 at 4:09pm

The Washington Free Beacon reminds us that the teleprompter sometimes gets the better of MSNBC host Al Sharpton.

From “Resist We Much,” to the “Environmental Projection Agency,” to the mispronunciation of various names and places – some of The Rev Al’s best word and phrase bungles are captured here in one video.

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Massachusetts starts over on its troubled health exchange website

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:30am 5/6/2014 at 8:30am

After months of technical problems, the state of Massachusetts will abandon much of its health insurance exchange website and replace it with new software, while simultaneously preparing to shift its exchange to the federal healthcare.gov system as part of a “dual track strategy.”

From the NY Times:

Massachusetts will stop trying to fix...

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Supreme Court upholds prayer at town council meetings

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:32am 5/5/2014 at 11:32am

Decision this morning from the U.S. Supreme Court:

From Reuters:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities across the United States to allow sectarian prayers prior to public meetings.

The court said on a 5-4 vote that the town of Greece in New York state did not violate the...

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Kathleen Sebelius and Obama joke about tech difficulties

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:02pm 5/4/2014 at 8:02pm

Saturday evening’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was complete with jokes from speakers about both Democrats and Republicans, as well as some jabs at the media.  (Not surprisingly, some of those aimed at Republicans were typically more t...

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Dem congressman dismisses Benghazi committee as ‘colossal waste of time’

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:27pm 5/4/2014 at 2:27pm

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that he thinks the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack is a “colossal waste of time” and suggested that Democrats should not participate on the panel.

From FOX News:

A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday...

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Sunday Morning Links

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:00am 5/4/2014 at 9:00am

Some links from across the web for your Saturday evening reading.

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Veteran reunited with military dog

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:30am 5/4/2014 at 7:30am

I’m a sucker for these stories, so I couldn’t help but post about it when I saw it over at The Blaze.

A veteran and the bomb-sniffing dog he worked with in the military were reunited this week, after the opportunity became available for the dog to be adopted by her...

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Harry Reid reaction to Benghazi select committee: KOCH

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:18pm 5/2/2014 at 5:18pm

Yep, he did it again.

After House speaker John Boehner announced plans Friday to establish a select committee on Benghazi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid responded with the following statement:

“Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch...

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Jay Carney gets testy over questions about new Benghazi emails

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:16pm 5/1/2014 at 6:16pm

As controversy over newly released documents pertaining to the 2012 Benghazi attack continues, there was a tense exchange between White House press spokesman Jay Carney and FOX News reporter Ed Henry in Thursday’s press briefing.

The exchange began when Henry asked Carney about a September 14th, 2012 email from deputy national security...

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European Union adds 15 individuals to sanctions list amid Ukraine crisis

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:01pm 4/29/2014 at 6:01pm

The European Union has announced a new round of sanctions that target 15 individuals with a travel ban and assets freeze as the situation in eastern Ukraine has continued to escalate.

From CNN:

The European Union has imposed sanctions related to the crisis in Ukraine on another 15 people, bringing the total number...

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One military observer freed after group seized in eastern Ukraine

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6:21pm 4/27/2014 at 6:21pm

One monitor was freed Sunday after pro-Russian separatists seized a group of eight European monitors with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in eastern Ukraine earlier this weekend.

From CNN:

Pro-Russian separatists holding a European military observer team in eastern Ukraine released one of the observers for medical reasons Sunday, shortly after...

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Sunday morning links

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:31am 4/27/2014 at 7:31am

A roundup of links for your Sunday morning reading.

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Eric Holder will stay on as Attorney General through mid-term elections

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:00pm 4/25/2014 at 4:00pm

Eric Holder will stay on in his job as Attorney General at least through the mid-term elections in November.

From Reuters, via Yahoo News:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay...

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Russia to launch military drills near Ukraine border

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:22pm 4/24/2014 at 5:22pm

Russia on Thursday announced that it would begin military drills along the border of Ukraine, as the crisis there has continued to escalate in recent days.

From CNN:

Following days of simmering unrest, tensions in Ukraine escalated sharply Thursday, with Russia embarking on new military drills near the border after Ukrainian forces said...

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U.S. troops arrive in Poland for exercises amid Ukraine crisis

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm 4/23/2014 at 5:00pm

U.S. Army paratroopers began arriving in Poland on Wednesday for what will be a series of military exercises to occur in four countries across Eastern Europe as the crisis in Ukraine continues.

From CNN:

A contingent...

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VP Biden offers U.S. support to Ukraine

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:09pm 4/22/2014 at 6:09pm

On the second day of his trip to Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden offered words of support to Ukraine and to leaders of its interim government, while also criticizing Russia for its recent actions.

From the NY Times:

Vowing that the United States would never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea last month,...

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