Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.
The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Treasury officials Wednesday to discuss the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for special review. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama expects people to be held accountable.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the IRS inspector general notified the White House counsel’s office during the week of April 22 that it was completing a review of the IRS office in Cincinnati that targeted conservative political groups for special examination. Carney says the counsel’s office was not given details about the review.
The White House is commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
The White House says President Barack Obama is aware of the ongoing trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor on trial for murder in the deaths of seven babies and a patient at his clinic.
The White House says there are no changes in North Korea’s “military posture” despite Pyongyang’s recent rhetoric they will strike the United States and South Korea if provoked.
A decade after sending troops into Iraq, former President George W. Bush is getting some credit from the Obama Administration.
The first lady and the vice president are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a mysterious website, and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from rapper Jay-Z to the head of the FBI.
Responding to criticism from a fellow Democrat, the White House said Tuesday that anyone unhappy with the level of diversity in President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet should hold the criticism until he completes it.
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