Archive | June, 2014

“Why I Left 60 Minutes”

“The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That’s not what I saw.” This firsthand account comes from Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity. Before that he was an ABC News and CBS 60 Minutes producer. He currently teaches journalism at American University School of Communication. Politico excerpts from his […]

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Who’s Interfering with New Findings on Dangers of Arsenic in Water?

The Center for Public Integrity is out today with a new investigative report on the dangers of arsenic in drinking water. Like many dangerous substances, even tiny amounts can be harmful to one’s health. According to the article, women are especially vulnerable. “EPA scientists have concluded that if 100,000 women consumed the legal limit of […]

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Email: IRS’ Lerner Suggested Targeting Sen. Grassley (R-Iowa)

New emails reviewed by the House Ways and Means Committee in the IRS targeting investigation revealed something that might knock the probe up another notch: IRS manager Lois Lerner allegedly sought to have the circumstances surrounding a speaking invitation to Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, referred for IRS examination. “We have seen a […]

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Sen. Coburn: 1,000 Vets May Have Died Due to Malfeasance

A new investigative report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) finds that 1,000 vets may have died over the past decade due to malfeasance within the VA. And that’s just the beginning. FRIENDLY FIRE: A New, Comprehensive Report on the VA’s Health & Money Problems In September of last year, Thomas Breen, a 71-year old Navy […]

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Obamacare Exchanges: “Disappointing” Enrollment. Fewer Than Expected.

With hard statistics difficult to come by and the Obama administration declining to release them, I consulted with many sources and combed through available surveys to come up with the best estimates available regarding Obamacare success to date. Here’s what I found. Share      

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House Oversight Committee Subpoenas White House Official in IRS Probe

With the White House declining the House Oversight Committee’s request to make an official available to testify at an IRS hearing tomorrow, the Committee tonight issued a subpoena compelling her to appear. The official is lawyer Jennifer O’Connor. “A year ago, when news broke that the IRS had targeted Americans because of their political beliefs, […]

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15 Technology Questions for the IRS Prior to Monday’s Hearing

In advance of tomorrow evening’s hearing on the Lost Lois Lerner emails, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has asked the IRS Commissioner to provide answers to 15 technology questions. On Fri. June 13, the IRS notified Congress that key emails during a two year time frame, January 2009 to April 2011, were irretrievably […]

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EPA in Contempt for Destroying Computer Files

It’s hard to hear about this week’s Environmental Protection Agency contempt case and not think about the controversies surrounding the IRS “loss” of Lois Lerner’s email–and hard drive–and crash of the relevant server. According to an Associated Press report, a federal judge has held the EPA in contempt for destroying computer files sought after by […]

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