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THE SMIDGEN REPORT: IRS Workers 'Mistakenly' Erased Tea Party Emails

IRS workers erased 422 computer backup tapes that ‘most likely’ contained as many as 24,000 emails to and from former IRS official Lois Lerner, who has emerged as a central figure in congressional investigations, according to IRS’s inspector general. 525 more words
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[VIDEO] White House 'Wasn't Forthcoming' on Gruber's Obamacare Role: Mark Halperin: 'They were right. The Republicans were right'

Emails show Jonathan Gruber, the economist who said Obamacare was written deceptively in order to pass the attention of stupid American voters, played a far wider role in the law’s instrumentation than the White House previously said. 196 more words

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Contrary To White House Denials, Jonathan Gruber Was 'Integral' To Obamacare

Gruber’s role may help decide the King v. Burwellcase that is now before the Supreme Court, the one that will shape Obamacare’s implementation for years to come… 444 more words
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THE SMIDGEN REPORT UPDATE: How Congress Botched the IRS Probe

Top officials repeatedly misled investigators without consequences. Congress needs to get tougher.

Cleta Mitchell writes: Two years ago this week, a report by the Treasury… 649 more words

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Misplaced Capitol Police Gun Found in Boehner's Bathroom by 7-Year-Old

Ben Kamisar reports: Capitol Police officers misplaced their loaded guns in plain sight on at least three separate occasions, including once when a small child found the weapon, according to a  412 more words

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