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Trump DOJ declines to charge key figure in IRS scandal
Even under Republican leadership, the Department of Justice says it won't charge a key figure in the IRS' mistreatment of conservative political groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections
House Committee Votes to Hold Clinton IT Staffer in Contempt of Congress
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-15 today to hold Hillary Clinton 's former IT staffer in contempt of Congress. For the second time in two weeks, Bryan Pagliano, former senior adviser for information resource management at the State Department , failed to show up to a
Book Excerpt: Kimberley Strassel's 'The Intimidation Game'
Excerpted from The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, by Kimberley Strassel by arrangement with Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, Copyright (c) Kimberley Strassel 2016. Cleta Mitchell was sitting in front of her computer in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Mitchell is
IRS Investigation of Tea Party Not Politically Motivated, DOJ Finds
The Department of Justice said today that it was poor management, not political motivation, that led the IRS to examine the Tea Party , according to a letter the agency sent to Congress. The DOJ investigation found “no evidence” that the IRS targeted Tea Party tax-exempt applications for audits,
5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics Next Week
It was a week that was. Crises continue on our own southern border , and on another between Israel and Gaza . We said goodbye to Eric Cantor with more finality than we were expecting. Congress is getting away from Washington for five weeks, but we aren’t so lucky. We saw a GOP lawsuit against the
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s JEFF ZELENY: As Congress races to finish its paltry to-do list before leaving town for five weeks, there’s a feeling of unease among wise lawmakers in both parties. They’ve had all summer to address critical hot-button issues...
Former IRS Official Calls Conservatives 'Crazies' and Worse in Newly Released Emails
Former IRS senior official Lois Lerner apparently believed conservatives were “a–holes” and “crazies,” according to emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee today. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Michigan, released a redacted email ...
Mr. Christie Goes To Iowa (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DO THEY REALLY ‘LOVE’ CHRIS CHRISTIE IN IOWA? Just a few months ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told ABC’s DIANE SAWYER that his popularity hasn’t taken a hit from the George Washington Bridge scandal — even in Iowa, the...
FBI Probing Lost IRS Emails as DOJ Sets to Defend Its Investigation
Justice Dept Now Looking at How Some of Ex-IRS Official’s Emails Disappeared, AG Holder Says.
The Supreme Court's Final Four
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SCOTUS WATCH: At the Supreme Court yesterday, Chief Justice John Roberts did not signal that today would be the last day the Court would sit to release opinions, ABC’s ARIANE DE VOGUE notes. That means that today, and presumably Monday,...