-By Warner Todd Huston At the beginning of the year the World Press Photo of the year was awarded to Swedish photog Paul Hansen whose photo “Gaza Burial” took top honors. But only weeks passed before some in the industry began to wonder if the photo had been manipulated in photoshop. Some even said that it
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It's the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck.
Money tangle: The IRS and its tea party tempest
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging to eliminate the “scourge” of sexual assault in the military while cautioning that it will take a long and sustained effort by all military members.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as Congress holds its first hearing on the tougher scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.
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House committee to grill ousted IRS chief
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The manager of the sexual harassment and assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday.
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During a speech Thursday, Pope Francis blasted the “cult of money” that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods. These comments were particularly important, because they marked the first time the pontiff has spoken out about the subject (as pope, that is). It’s no secret that Pope Francis is frugal. Stories about his penchant for a simple life are now widely-known since he rose to the top of the Catholic Church. While many of the questions surrounding the faith leader’s views on poverty and finances have dissipated, his denunciation on Thursday of the global financial system is capturing quite a bit of attention. In this photo provided Thursday, May 16, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper l’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis is greeted by Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro, who gave him his tennis racket, at the end of the pontiff’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Credit: AP In addition to decrying the overall obsession with money, Francis demanded Thursday that financial and political leaders reform the global financial system to make it more ethical and concerned for the common good. He said: “Money has to serve, not to rule!” It’s a message Francis delivered on many occasions when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, and it’s one that was frequently stressed by retired Pope Benedict XVI. Francis, who has made clear the poor are his priority, made the comments as he greeted his first group of new ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. Pope Francis kisses a child from the Popemobile at the end of a canonisation mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on May 12, 2013. The Pope led a mass on Sunday for candidates to sainthood Antonio Primaldo, Mother Laura Montoya and Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala. Credit: AFP/Getty Images Previously, TheBlaze explored Francis’ views on the poor in detail, tackling a question some critics have posed and feared: Is Pope Francis ( formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) a socialist who will allow liberation theology to infiltrate the Catholic Church? As we noted back in March, while it is true that poverty is close to Francis’ heart, there’s no indication that he’s a socialist and it’s on record that he combated liberation theology as a result of its Marxist roots. It will be interesting to see how Francis will continue to speak about the issue of poverty in the coming months and years. For a full analysis of the pope’s past and present views on morality and the economy, read our previous coverage . The Associated Press contributed to this report. – Other Must-Read Stories: Baby Dies After Man Allegedly Tricks Girlfriend Into Taking an Abortion Pill ‘Very Frightening’: Prominent Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama and Demanded to Know Who Was Paying Her Here’s What Pope Francis Did When Pilgrims Gave Him Doves in Front of a Live Audience NBC Reporter Calls Out Jay Carney Over Obama’s Support of Press During Contentious News Conference Whites-Only Fellowship Sparks Major Conundrum for Columbia University — Here’s How Officials Want to Fix It Which Prominent Faith Leader Is Now Claiming to Have Been Targeted by the IRS? Follow Billy Hallowell on Twitter Follow Billy Hallowell on Facebook Read more stories from TheBlaze Baby Dies After Man Allegedly Tricks Girlfriend Into Taking an Abortion Pill Obama Dodges Big Question on IRS Scandal Joe Scarborough Blows Up at David Axelrod Over DOJ/AP Records: ‘Save That for Somebody Else That’s Going to Buy Into That’ Incredible: Official in Charge of IRS Office Responsible for Conservative Targeting Now Heads Agency’s Obamacare Office Confused by Obama’s Incredibly Brief IRS Statement? Here’s Krauthammer’s Take
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS acting chief acknowledged Tuesday that the agency demonstrated “a lack of sensitivity” in its screenings of political groups seeking tax-exempt status, but he said those mistakes won't be repeated.
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IRS chief: Agency lacked sensitivity in screenings