Nowhere to Run: Obama Gets Heat from All Sides

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President Obama's second term agenda is quickly being overshadowed by a steady stream of congressional investigations.

From the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, to the IRS targeting conservative groups, to the Justice Department's seizing of Associated Press phone records, the president is working to get ahead of the scandals bearing down on the White House.

He took the IRS scandal head on Wednesday by announcing to the nation that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller would resign.

Is Obama starting to lose the support of the mainstream media? Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, addressed that question and more on the CBN News Channel Morning News, May 16.

"I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all our lives," Obama said.

The president's speech comes after days of being hammered by outraged Republicans.

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, challenged the president on the IRS scandal.

"My question is not who's going to resign. My question is who's going to jail?" Boehner said.

Even Democrats are criticizing the president, accusing him being of being too passive and not responding quickly enough to the scandals.
    
The White House insists the president had no prior knowledge of the IRS scandal. But there's a long history of presidential abuses involving this agency.
    
Political analyst James Bovard wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the agency has often been used for political purposes in administrations from Franklin Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy to Richard Nixon.
    
Meanwhile, Miller is scheduled to appear before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday. It's just the beginning of a long hot summer in Washington for the administration.

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