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  • Why Boehner keeps beating rebellions from the right

    Another Congress, another little plot to oust Speaker John Boehner. The revolts come and go, but frequent critics don't think the latest one will amount to much.

  • Why Team Obama isn't afraid of being considered soft on crime

    As Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday championed the first decrease in the federal prison population in more than three decades, it was abundantly clear that Obama administration officials are operating in a political environment fundamentally different than their Democratic predecessors.

  • Cry us a river, Lois Lerner

    Everyone in Washington has a P.R. machine, or at minimum, an agenda. That's certainly the case with Lois Lerner, the former IRS executive whose division targeted conservative nonprofit applicants with delays and harassment. Lerner's division of the IRS systematically obstructed and denied...

  • Issa responds to Lois Lerner interview

    "She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama Administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens," Issa said.

  • Lois Lerner: 'I didn't do anything wrong'

    Lerner, who conservatives contend orchestrated the IRS' extra scrutiny of Tea Party-aligned organizations, broke a year and a half of media silence to defend her reputation.

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Conservatives won't block Boehner

    A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.

  • Corrected: Cruz fundraising site was not referring to this week's controversial speech

    This post has been corrected. – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has long spoken of Israel as Christians' greatest friend in the Middle East, as he did on Wednesday. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that there exists an fundraising ad that underscores the Texas Senator's support for unity...

  • Is Breitbart audit evidence of IRS assault on conservative media outlets?

    "An audit here looks awfully convenient given the facts and circumstances," Grover Norquist said in a letter Friday to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year...

  • Emails: IRS worker got $138,000 to do 'nothing' --- and union saved her job

    Underperforming IRS workers -- one earning over $100,000 -- are being protected from firing by the National Treasury Employees Union, according to internal emails revealed Wednesday.

  • We still don't know why Lois Lerner's Blackberry was wiped clean

    "I'm not aware," an IRS spokesman told the Examiner Friday. "I'm going to have to get back to you on that… Uh, let me see if there's anything I can get for you on that."

  • Competing views on IRS treatment of tea party

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After investigating the IRS for more than a year, two key senators — a Democrat and a Republican — disagree on whether the tax agency treated conservative groups worse than their liberal counterparts when they applied for tax-exempt status. The Senate's subcommittee on...

  • Ted Cruz stumps for female candidates

    While his main focus is on helping Republicans win the Senate, Sen. Ted Cruz is also stumping for a number of female candidates in down-ballot races this fall.

  • Budget cuts may have spared key IRS emails

    A top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he has learned that key lost emails sent by Lois Lerner may be preserved somewhere within 760 exchange servers that were supposed to be destroyed two years ago.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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