9:50 am || Holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey Noon || Joint press conference with Erdogan; Rose Garden 4:30 pm || Meets with senior advisors 6:30 pm || Working dinner with Erdogan; The White House Residence All times Eastern Live Stream of Obama news conference at noon
President Obama is humming with energy, canning the acting head of the IRS and demanding Treasury Secretary Jack Lew find out just how this IRS thing could have happened. He’s so on fire, you’d think he just birdied the 18th hole. Obama strutted into the East Room Wednesday evening and said things like this: I’ve reviewed the Treasury Department watchdog’s report, and the misconduct that
The hearing has concluded.
Politico has compiled a video of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney avowing 131 times that he “appreciates the question.” Press Secretaries like to say this, though Carney has truly made it his calling card. He seems especially likely to employ the phrase when he is actually unenthusiastic about the question, because it’s usually followed by words that don’t provide an answer. But it makes
Congressional investigators are working to determine if other parts of the Obama administration were involved in the abusive and potentially illegal IRS targeting of conservative organizations, a probe that could cause problems dwarfing anything else the White House is facing. Any knowledge, approval or direction of IRS abuses at senior levels of the administration would turn the rumblings of scandal into an earthquake. Any link
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