WASHINGTON (AP) — Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law.
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GOP hopes IRS scandal will snag health care law
By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Finding a permanent Internal Revenue Service commissioner who is ready to endure a grueling Senate confirmation hearing could be a challenging task for President Barack Obama in the wake of the controversy engulfing the agency over its targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. Under law, Danny Werfel, the acting commissioner appointed Thursday by President Barack Obama, can only serve until early June. On Wednesday, reacting to the scandal, Obama replaced Steven Miller, who was also an acting commissioner. …
Finding permanent IRS chief now difficult job for Obama
President Barack Obama is leaving behind scandal-focused Washington to focus on the country’s slowly improving jobs picture. Obama plans to fly by helicopter Friday about 40 miles north to Baltimore, which …
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Obama focusing on job creation in Baltimore visit
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.
President Barack Obama’s pick for commerce secretary, Penny Pritzker, received $54 million last year from an offshore account held by her family, according to new documents.
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Obama Nominee Received $54 Million Offshore Payment
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of House members announced a deal Thursday on sweeping immigration legislation, a breakthrough that could boost chances for one of President Barack Obama’s top second-term priorities.
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House immigration group reaches a deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Barack Obama’s plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority has already cost hundreds of millions of dollars — even if the nation’s largest public utility is never sold.
Tenn. senator: Sale idea cost TVA $500 million
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama held assets last year that were worth between $1.8 million and nearly $7 million, according to federal financial disclosure forms the White House released Wednesday.
Obama’s assets worth between $1.8M and $6.8M
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the controversy surrounding the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, the White House said on Wednesday. The president is set to speak at 6 p.m. He met earlier Wednesday with Treasury Department officials to discuss the undue scrutiny the IRS gave to applications for tax-exempt status from Tea Party groups. (Reporting By Mark Felsenthal)