IRS Commissioner Subpoenaed to Testify About Lost Lois Lerner Emails

Today, the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing Monday about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails. On Friday, the IRS disclosed to Congress that it had lost many Lois Lerner emails dated from January 2009 to April 2011 due to a previously undisclosed computer crash in 2011. In a letter to […]

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What the IRS Commissioner Said About Those Lois Lerner Emails Back in March

Friday’s revelation that the IRS “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails in a computer crash came ten months after Congress first requested them and seven months after they were first subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee. But what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified about the emails at a hearing in March appears to be at odds with his […]

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IRS: Lois Lerner emails “Lost”

The IRS “lost” former IRS manager Lois Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees sent between January of 2009 and April of 2011 due to a ‘computer crash.’ That’s according to the House Ways and Means Committee, which had requested the emails. Some of the missing emails are said to cover communications between Lerner […]

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Woman Paralyzed After Flu Shot Receives $11 Million for Treatment

Lehigh Valley’s “The Morning Call” in Allentown, Penn. profiles the case of Sarah Behie, whose symptoms began three weeks after she got a flu shot. Eventually, the 20-year old’s condition deteriorated until she was partially paralyzed and living in hospitals and nursing homes from a neurological condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare but recognized and […]

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White House aides inadvertently ‘out’ CIA station chief in Afghanistan

No discipline is planned in response to the accidental leak to the media of the name of Afghanistan’s CIA station chief. That word from White House spokesman Josh Earnest today. The inadvertent release was made by White House aides in an email to a print media pool reporter on May 25 after President Obama made […]

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Health Plans Using Medicare Advantage–to Their Advantage

Limiting house calls could have saved $3 billion a year from Medicare Advantage plans–a costly program fraught with improper payments and overbilling. But when investors and lobbyists got involved, proposed limitations were thrown out the window. According to a new investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, the government paid nearly $70 billion in “improper” […]

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Fast and Furious Docs Still Withheld Under Executive Privilege

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is asking the court to lift the “temporary” delay it granted the Justice Department allowing it to withhold Fast and Furious records. Nearly two years ago, on June 20, 2012, President Obama asserted executive privilege to keep secret a set of documents that Congress subpoenaed concerning the controversial gun walking case. […]

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Is the Export-Import Bank Using Tax Dollars to Threaten American Jobs?

What issue brings both Democrats and Republicans together? Controversy over the Export-Import Bank. According to its critics, the Export-Import Bank, a little known federal agency, is providing federal subsidies to foreign firms that threaten American jobs. The Daily Signal reports, “last year alone, bank authorizations exceeded $27 billion, bringing taxpayers’ total exposure to nearly $134 billion […]

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Suspected Illegal Vaccine Trials: 70 Years Ago in Ireland

The activity under investigation dates back 70 years in Ireland. “Scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials, it emerged today,” according to the Daily Mail. “Old medical records show that 2,051 children and babies in Irish care homes were given a one-shot diphtheria vaccine for international drugs […]

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