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IRS Lost More Emails Related to Tax-Exempt Status Probe

IRS Lost More Emails Related to Tax-Exempt Status Probe | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that app...
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Scorned former French first lady publishes Hollande kiss-and-tell

Scorned former French first lady publishes Hollande kiss-and-tell | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

A heated passion, a tumultuous break-up and a desperate bid at reconciliation: for the first time, France's former first lady spills the beans about her tempestuous relationship with President Francois Hollande. In a kiss-and-tell memoir, written in the utmost secrecy and printed in Germany to avoid any leaks, Valerie Trierweiler charts the highs and lows of her time with Hollande, whose popularity is already at historic lows and who could suffer further embarrassment from the new revelations.

 

In extracts published Wednesday by glossy magazine Paris-Match and daily Le Monde, Trierweiler describes the bust-up in the presidential bedroom when news broke in January of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet. The glamorous journalist, now 49, got together with Hollande in 2005 while he was in a relationship with Segolene Royal -- herself a former presidential candidate -- and the pair began a secret liaison.

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McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton resigns amid federal probe into 2012 endorsement-for-pay deal involving Ron Paul campaign, Iowa GOP chairman.

McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton resigns amid federal probe into 2012 endorsement-for-pay deal involving Ron Paul campaign, Iowa GOP chairman. | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
He steps down new details about an ongoing federal investigation into an endorsement-pay-scheme involving Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.
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IRS submits declarations to federal court to explain missing Lerner emails

IRS submits declarations to federal court to explain missing Lerner emails | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Lerner, who has since retired, headed the IRS unit that reviews applications for tax-exempt status, at the time when the agency was accused of subjecting conservative groups to additional scrutiny.
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Obama Official Deleted Obamacare Emails Sought By Congress

Obama Official Deleted Obamacare Emails Sought By Congress | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deleted some of her emails and may not be able to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the flawed Obamacare rollo
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Lois Lerner ripping ‘crazies’ on right: Why some media folks don’t care

Lois Lerner ripping ‘crazies’ on right: Why some media folks don’t care | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
To give it short shrift suggests a certain eye-rolling attitude toward the IRS story, or perhaps a tacit view that some conservatives are kinda nuts.
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Group At Center Of IRS Scandal Has Never Been Interviewed By FBI Investigators

Group At Center Of IRS Scandal Has Never Been Interviewed By FBI Investigators | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
This calls into question just how seriously Attorney General Holder is taking the investigation.
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Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in New Mexico VA hospital cafeteria

Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in New Mexico VA hospital cafeteria | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Vietnam veteran's family wants to know if bureaucratic regulations got in the way of compassion and common sense
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How are Democrats trying to handle the Veterans Affairs scandal? Vulnerable Democrats brace for fallout

How are Democrats trying to handle the Veterans Affairs scandal? Vulnerable Democrats brace for fallout | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The veterans affairs scandal has reached the campaign trail, with vulnerable Senate Democrats forced to react back home.
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Barack Obama taps ex-Procter & Gamble exec Robert McDonald to lead VA

Barack Obama taps ex-Procter & Gamble exec Robert McDonald to lead VA | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been plagued by long waits for treatment, a White House official said Sunday. The president will formally announce his pick on Monday, exactly a month after Eric Shinseki, the VA secretary since...
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The Case FOR Scott Walker: A Basic Primer On The Walker Case For Anxious Reporters

The Case FOR Scott Walker: A Basic Primer On The Walker Case For Anxious Reporters | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The true story is that a partisan witch hunt against Scott Walker was shut down by state and federal courts.
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GOP’s sudden scandal-mania: Why criminal probes and infighting are taking over the party

GOP’s sudden scandal-mania: Why criminal probes and infighting are taking over the party | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it

From Walker and Christie's falls from grace, to revived Tea Party hostility, here's why the Republican party is coming apart.

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GOP fury after report claims IRS 'recycled' Lerner hard drive

GOP fury after report claims IRS 'recycled' Lerner hard drive | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
The top Republican on one of the House committees investigating the IRS targeting scandal reacted furiously late Wednesday to a report that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's hard drive had been recycled, making it likely that many emails sent to and from Lerner prior to the summer of 2011 will never be recovered. 
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Why did the IRS clean out Lois Lerner’s Blackberry just as the probes began?

Why did the IRS clean out Lois Lerner’s Blackberry just as the probes began? | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
An IRS attorney said the agency "removed or wiped clean" information from the device in June 2012, shortly after questioning began.
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'Fake' IRS scandal spawns real coverup

'Fake' IRS scandal spawns real coverup | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Lost email, hard-drive crashes, recycled computers, destroyed
Blackberry no coincidence.
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Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer

Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.
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Cuomo’s Slow-Mo Disaster

Cuomo’s Slow-Mo Disaster | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Andrew Cuomo is in serious trouble. Preet Bharara, the hard-charging U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has turned up the heat on his administration’s alleged interference with an anti-corruption commission he appointed, and for the first time in the New York governor’s four-year tenure, he’s lost control of a situation....
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Scandal-plagued Tennessee congressman clings to razor-thin lead

Scandal-plagued Tennessee congressman clings to razor-thin lead | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Embattled Rep. DesJarlais’s challenge from GOP state Sen. Jim Tracy was too close to call.
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IRS seeks outside help destroying ANOTHER 3,200 computer hard drives

IRS seeks outside help destroying ANOTHER 3,200 computer hard drives | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.
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Emails point to IRS officials using instant messages, raising questions about document handling

Emails point to IRS officials using instant messages, raising questions about document handling | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Lawmakers investigating the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of conservative groups released new emails Wednesday suggesting that top IRS officials communicated through an instant-messaging service that wasn't routinely archived.
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2016 Watch: Christie back to New Hampshire

2016 Watch: Christie back to New Hampshire | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- Chris Christie's headed back to New Hampshire, again.

The New Jersey governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association will headline a fundraiser for the Granite State's GOP at the end of July.
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Opinion: 4 ways Gov. Chris Christie kept moving forward

Opinion: 4 ways Gov. Chris Christie kept moving forward | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Julian Zelizer observes how Gov. Chris Christie has remained politically viable
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How has he managed to stay politically viable so far?

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Tom Coburn report details VA problems

Tom Coburn report details VA problems | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Delinquent doctors and nurses and lagging medical treatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs may have caused the deaths of more than 1,000 veterans and cost the U.S. $845 million in medical malpractice suits, Sen. Tom Coburn charged in a report released on Tuesday.The deaths, which occurred over a 10-year period, resulted from VA officials prescribing...
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The Missing IRS Emails: No regular people believe the IRS

The Missing IRS Emails: No regular people believe the IRS | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson on the IRS targeting scandal.
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These reporters have found no ordinary citizens who believe the IRS.

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The dog ate my e-mails

The dog ate my e-mails | Political Consulting . . . all things political | Scoop.it
IF YOUR taxes are being audited and you tell the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you just so happen to have lost the records relating to the period in question,...
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Do you really believe the IRS?

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