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Republicans demand answers on lost IRS emails

By Kristen Eicher
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IRS Scandal | Congress has called on IRS commissioner John Koskinen to answer for the agency’s claims it has lost two years’ worth of email correspondence with…

This age of distrust

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Trust and trustworthiness. From marriage to business, life is much the worse without them. But our political system seems to be founded on distrust. Our…

House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

By Edward Lee Pitts
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IRS Scandal | Republicans look to force the former IRS official to account for her actions against conservative groups

Where has all the money gone?

Where has all the money gone?

By Cal Thomas
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Government | Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they…

House committee votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

By Leigh Jones
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IRS Scandal | The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted this morning to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify…

Putting an end to taxpayer-supported political partying

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | Is it possible that both political parties could unanimously agree to cut a piece of government spending? Apparently so. With a unanimous voice vote, the U.S.

Senate lacks votes to overhaul military sex assault rules

By Michael Cochrane
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Congress | The U.S. Senate blocked a bill Thursday that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses.

Is Ted Cruz out of control?

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an “ego trip,” putting himself before country (Dana…

Midday Roundup: Will a leaner Army leave America vulnerable?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Shrinking soldiers. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wants to cut the U.S. Army down to pre-World War II levels to help control costs. In a press release…

Michele Bachmann: Undeterred and undiminished

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | With less than a year left in her fourth and final term in Congress, it’s a little early for an exit interview, but not too early to get the views of Rep.

House avoids spending debate

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | Republicans lose ground in curbing spending as lawmakers turn their attention on getting reelected

Two plans, one problem, no solutions

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Anti-poverty proposals from Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are short on specifics, long on ideals and government criticism

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