Koskinen: Lerner backup tapes found . . . Fox News
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing “backup tapes” — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.
Republicans weigh $1.5B for border . . . Bloomberg
House Republican leaders proposed giving President Obama less than half of his $3.7 billion emergency request to address an influx of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Conservatives slam Boehner offer . . . Newsmax
Conservatives slammed House Speaker Boehner’s plan for $1.5 billion to address the illegal immigration crisis, with some saying Republicans should spend no additional taxpayer money.
Jeb: Send the kids home . . . Politico
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says in a new op-ed that the vast majority of children who have crossed the border illegally must be sent back home, and he called on the House GOP to take action on immigration reform.
Thousands of migrant kids no-shows . . . Dallas Morning News
In general, 46 percent of juveniles don’t show up for their immigration court hearings.
FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel . . . Associated Press
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
ISIS: We’re coming for you, Barack . . . Washington Times
U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “worse than al Qaeda,” but that the group has a message for the president: “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama.”
Gun prosecutions down . . . Washington Times
While Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the ATF.
Costly regulations slated post-election . . . Examiner
A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama’s administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections.
Obama locks out the press again . . . Politico
Obama went to the West Coast to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, but the press wasn’t invited.
Rubio wades into gay marriage debate . . . Politico
Marco Rubio jumped head first into the culture wars on Wednesday to blast what he sees as “growing intolerance” against those who oppose same-sex marriage.