Once again White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was caught covering up for another one of Obama’s failed policies in an ill-fated attempt to make the president look good.
WASHINGTON POST — Pope Francis is warning Catholics not to demonize those who are not members of the church, and he specifically defended atheists, saying that building walls against non-Catholics leads to “killing in the name of God.”
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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton convinced Benghazi, IRS scandals are overhyped by GOPers who can’t “scandal the truth”
Someone please give The Rev. Al Sharpton a debriefing on the events of the past few weeks, where employees at the Internal Revenue Service and State Department admitted to partaking in their respective scandals, because he’s still convinced that both controversies are just being overhyped by Republicans who aren’t able to “scandal the truth.”
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Wednesday displayed a string of emails showing his failed efforts to get an update from the Treasury Department inspector general’s office about its investigation into the IRS practice of targeting conservative groups who sought tax-exempt status.
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NATIONAL REVIEW — Paul Ryan is writing a book.
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THE HILL — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he doesn’t trust members of his own party to negotiate a budget conference report.
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WASHINGTON POST — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in an interview aired late Wednesday that it’s “inconceivable” someone didn’t inform President Obama about the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.
CBS CHICAGO — The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.
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A teacher at North Marion High School in Florida was suspended for three days without pay after allegedly touching a female student inappropriately with a banana, according to Ocala.com.
CNN— Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple homicide outside Boston along with a Chechen killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.
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POLICY MIC — Do you find brushing your teeth boring? Do you not have enough caffeine in your life already? Do you crave “a tingle, a hot or warm massage, or a heating or warm, soothing sensation” after every meal?
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After nearly two and a half months of pandering, the White House has decided to finally come clean on its use of drone strikes against Americans both in the U.S. and abroad.
Not only was former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman unaware that his former employees were improperly targeting conservative organizations under his watch, he doesn’t know what’s in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution!
President Obama better watch out, because actor Mark Ruffalo is about to unleash the wrath of the Hulk on him.
According to Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, one potential benefit of the Internal Revenue Service scandal is that it may increase the public’s support of the House’s efforts to repeal and replace President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.
In the wake of destruction caused by massive tornado in Oklahoma on Monday that left at least 91 dead, two professional athletes with Oklahoma roots have gone above and beyond the call to help out their fellow Sooners.
LOS ANGELES TIMES — With the president scheduled to visit Moore, Okla., over the weekend, officials of the Obama administration on Wednesday again pledged to help the city recover from the damage of Monday’s tornado no matter how long the process takes.
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THE WASHINGTON TIMES - During his campaign for re-election, President Obama and his team accused Mitt Romney of “betting against America” for investing in offshore accounts that shielded the Republican challenger from paying U.S. taxes.
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