IRS chief: No laws broken on emails . . . Associated Press
John Koskinen said Monday he has seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the targeting of tea party and other political groups.
Issa: We’re tired of your game-playing . . . Reuters
Oversight panel chairman accused IRS of hiding a former official’s emails related to a 2013 controversy involving the department’s treatment of conservative groups.
Kerry: Ready for military action . . . Associated Press
Warning of the “existential threat” posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms.
Obama blames biz for families’ woes . . . Washington Times
Obama offered few policy prescriptions Monday for working parents who are struggling in the post-recession economy, but blamed employers for not making their lives easier.
WH lawyer will testify on IRS . . . The Blaze
A former Internal Revenue Service attorney who now works in the White House counsel’s office will appear before the House Oversight Committee Tuesday to answer questions about former IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails.
WH enlist billionaire activist on climate . . . Examiner
White House officials are set to meet with Tom Steyer, an environmental activist pledging to pump up to $100 million into the November midterm elections, as part of a new campaign to promote Obama’s green agenda.
Supreme Court nibbles at EPA on Climate . . . Politico
THE EPA emerged from the Supreme Court’s latest greenhouse gas decision Monday with its authority over carbon pollution almost entirely intact, despite a judicial tongue-lashing about overstretching its powers.
VA officials ignored whistleblowers . . . Examiner
A federal investigator described a “troubling pattern” of Veterans Affairs officials downplaying or ignoring whistleblowers at facilities nationwide, resulting in patients receiving deficient, delayed and in some cases no needed medical attention.
VA wracked by incompetence . . . Examiner
Underworked doctors, crooked contracting officers, criminals, perverts and cheats are all part of the broken culture that rewards failure and punishes honest employees.
Obamacare looking good for big insurers . . . Daily Caller
Premium increases show that insurers have chosen to protect earnings margins rather than push membership growth.
More legal trouble for Christie . . . New York Times
Investigations into the Christie administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have zeroed in on possible securities law violations stemming from a $1.8 billion road repair agreement in 2011.
Harding affair letters to go public . . . Politico
The letters detail the relationship between President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, from 1910 to 1920.
Clinton saga to become a musical . . . Politico
“Clinton: The Musical” will make its U.S. debut in New York City’s New York Musical Theater Festival this summer, from July 18-25.
Book: Obama fought on the Vineyard . . . Daily Caller
President Obama and wife Michelle slept in separate bedrooms due to a marital fight during a first-term Martha’s Vineyard vacation; Obama ate in bed, smoked.