Sept. 17, 2013
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IRS and Lerner’s lessons, Syria and taming tyrants, Odyssey, Iliad, and drama for the ear

Today’s news and a report on the IRS political-targeting scandal revealing new evidence suggesting the operation was highly political and run out of Washington, plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a re-emergence of youth-themed radio drama, and more

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Tuesday news

DC shooting: A Navy veteran and defense contractor employee used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting rampage, spraying bullets in the hallways and firing from a balcony on workers in an atrium below. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.

Economy: President Obama marked the fifth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers, a major early event in the near-meltdown of the U.S. financial system and a severe global recession. The president used the occasion to claim credit for saving the financial system and blaming Republicans for the stalled economy.

Benghazi: A panel of retired military officers, intelligence agents, and national security experts officially launched the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi with an all-day conference on Monday, calling for a more vigorous congressional investigation.

Colorado floods: Weary Colorado evacuees have begun returning home after days of rain and flooding, but the clearing skies and receding waters revealed only more heartbreak: toppled houses, upended vehicles, and a layer of muck covering everything.

Business/economy: Wall Street responded positively to the announcement that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers had withdrawn his name as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman. Summers’ tenure as treasury secretary had been controversial, and he would have motivated a long and uncertain confirmation battle. Also, Summers favored a rapid reduction of the $85 billion per month Fed bond-buying scheme.

IRS: Internal emails contradict testimony

TW&E reporter Jim Henry on the release of IRS emails that provide additional evidence the agency’s political-targeting scandal was run out of Washington and that it was politically motivated — more fodder for congressional investigators.

Commentary: Russia’s Syria bargain

TW&E regular commentator Cal Thomas calls Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s plan to control Syria’s chemical weapons a “subtle seduction” that won’t work any better than any other agreement with a tyrannical regime.

From Odyssey to Iliad House

Adventures in Odyssey co-creator Phil Lollar is preparing to roll out a new audio drama series for teens, Iliad House.

Sept. 17, 2013


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