May 2013 Headlines

Ineptness or Something Else? Unraveling Benghazi

The President boasted his administration would be the most transparent administration ever. But critics investigating the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack would disagree.

Learning to Love the Sequester

A new report suggests maybe all the uproar on Capitol Hill about the sequester was nothing but hype.

Former Bush Official to Be Next FBI Director

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey, a former Bush administration official, as the next FBI director.

Growing Chorus Calling for Holder's Resignation

Calls for for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign are getting louder -- and those calls are coming from Republicans and Democrats.

Tea Party Groups Hit IRS with Federal Lawsuit

Some are calling the IRS scandal "chilling." Now 25 Tea Party and conservative groups are suing the tax agency.

Eric Holder Tied to Targeting of Fox Reporter

Attorney General Eric Holder is being tied directly to the Obama administration's targeting of a Fox News reporter.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann: 'This is My Last Term'

Conservative Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN) has announced she will not run for another term.

AP Spying Investigation a Conflict of Interest for DOJ

Republican senators say the U.S. Attorney General cannot investigate himself or his office's role in spying on Associated Press reporters.

IRS Places Lois Lerner on Administrative Leave

The head of the IRS division that targeted conservative groups has been replaced.

Obama's Security Speech Gets Mixed Reviews

President Obama's speech on national security was met with mixed reaction Friday.

Mr. Obama's Leadership: A Presidency of Scandals

A growing number of scandals from IRS targeting to the alleged Benghazi cover-up, added to President Obama's inability to work with GOP lawmakers and questions surrounding the future of America's national security, continue to call into question the leadership of the Obama Administration.

President Obama Seeks to Redefine War on Terror

The president says America will not be involved in a "boundless 'global war on terror,'" but rather a focused hunt for "violent extremists."

ACLJ Says IRS Harassment Still Going Strong

The American Center for Law & Justice says the Internal Revenue Service is still harassing conservative groups.

Senate Panel OKs Immigration Bill, Future Uncertain

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration reform bill Tuesday, sending the measure on to the full Senate.

IRS Official Lois Lerner: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Lois Lerner, the top official at the center of the growing IRS scandal, refused to testify before a House panel Wednesday, saying she'd done nothing wrong.

High Court Takes Up Prayer at Government Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to weigh in on a case involving prayer during Greece, N.Y., town meetings.

IRS Official Once Targeted Christian Coalition

An IRS official at the center of the Obama administration's Tea Party scandal is now reported to have a history of harrassment.

White House Denies Prior Knowledge of IRS Scandal

The Obama administration is trying to regain its footing after a tidal wave of scandals swept the administration last week.

Associated Press CEO: Phone Grab 'Unconstitutional'

The Associated Press continues to lash out against the government's secret subpoena of reporters' phone records.

Lawmaker: IRS Probed Prayers of Pro-Life Group

During House hearing, Congressman grills IRS official about questioning Iowa pro-life group conerning prayer content.

IRS Scandal Sparks Concerns about Obamacare

Republicans are linking the IRS scandal to the implementation of Obamacare, saying the agency should have no role in Americans' health care.    

Lawmakers Press for Answers on Ammo Stockpiling

Reports have been surfacing for months that the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling ammunition. Now that has sparked a congressional investigation.

Nowhere to Run: Obama Gets Heat from All Sides

Many accuse the president of passing the buck on a number of scandals.  Those critics now include not only the GOP, but Democrats and the media.

Mainstream Media Turning on White House?

For presidents, the media can be your best friend or worst enemy.  At the moment, President Obama could be witnessing the end of a cozy relationship.

GOP, Tea Party Eye White House in IRS 'Witch Hunt'

President Obama pledged Friday to work with Congress to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from abusing its power.

Benghazi Emails Fail to Quiet Republican Critics

The White House is trying to fight Republican claims of a cover-up by releasing secret emails about the Benghazi scandal.

IRS Tea Party Scandal Sparks Criminal Investigation

The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups is now a criminal investigation, with the Justice Department looking into possible mis-conduct.

Holder on Hot Seat over AP Phone Record Grab

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder himself is on the hot seat for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at The Associated Press.

Hagel Outraged over Latest Military Sex Scandal

The amount of sexual harassment and abuse within the armed services is reaching alarming new highs. Now the Pentagon is stepping in and cleaning house.

Report Shows IRS Chief Knew of Tea Party Targeting

A report by the IRS's own watchdog shows senior IRS officials knew about the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

Justice Dept. Under Fire for AP Phone Record Grab

The U.S. Justice Department has come under fire for secretly obtaining phone records for journalists and editors with The Associated Press.

Obama: Benghazi Hearings Politically Motivated

President Obama is responding to the mushrooming investigations into last year's deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Republicans Demand Probe as IRS Scandal Widens

The IRS has admitted its targeting of conservative political groups went beyond the Tea Party, prompting GOP lawmakers to call for an investigation.

Could Immigration Bill Lead to Big Brother Database?

A national biometric database is hidden in the 800-page immigration legislation being proposed in the Senate, Wired.com reports.

IRS Knew Tea Party Targeted in 2011

The Associated Press reports that senior officials with the Internal Revenue Service knew Tea Party groups were targeted as early as 2011.

Jack Lew: Congress Must Strike Budget Deal 'Now'

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says Congress needs to work together to compromise on a budget before the country reaches the debt ceiling in September.

 

Could Evangelicals Make or Break Immigration Deal?

Immigration reform is picking up steam in Congress Thursday, but there are still plenty of potholes ahead.

Lawmakers Turn Capitol into House of Prayer

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill turned the "people's house" into a house of prayer Wednesday.

Lawmakers Look to Protect Against Cyber Attacks

Cyber security is at the forefront of new legislation in the Senate aimed at protecting Americans from attacks in cyberspace.

Task Force Declares War on Over-Criminalization

Congress is beginning work to slash the federal criminal code, saying it's so large that every American over age 18 may've broken the law and not know it.

Public Checked Out on Immigration Reform Debate

Lawmakers in Washington are fiercely debating comprehensive immigration reform.

Mark Sanford Reclaims Congressional Seat

Four years after a political scandal sidelined his career, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is heading to Congress.

NRA Poised for a 'Long War' on Gun Control

The gun lobby is ready for a long war, National Rifle Association leaders warned at the organization's annual convention in Houston this weekend.

Many Pessimistic over Obama's Handling of Economy

President Obama is embarking on a multi-city tour to assure Americans he's still focused on the economy.

Obama: Gun Control Defeat Just the 'First Round'

President Obama said in Mexico Thursday that it can take a long time to get things done in Washington, and he believes a gun control measure will pass eventually.

Paul Ryan Says Gays Should be Able to Adopt

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he believes gay couples should be able to adopt, according to USA Today.

Most Americans Don't Know Obamacare Now Law

A new Kaiser Family Foundation study shows that 42 percent of Americans do not know that "Obamacare," is the law of the land.