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Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Hopes IRS Scandal Will Take Down Biggest Target: Health Care

Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama’s health care law.

05/18/2013

The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified, a government investigator said Tuesday. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

House Committee To Grill Ousted IRS Chief

Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as Congress holds its first hearing on the tougher scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.

05/17/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Focusing On Job Creation In Baltimore Visit

President Barack Obama is leaving behind scandal-focused Washington to focus on the country’s slowly improving jobs picture.

05/17/2013

An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he plays starring roles in some of Congress' most fraught domestic and foreign policy dramas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Scandal Similar To Past Troubles Within Congress

An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he plays starring roles in some of Congress’ most fraught domestic and foreign policy dramas.

05/04/2013

File photo of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Aide Of Gov. Scott Walker Sentenced To 2 Years For Stealing From Nonprofit

A former top aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after he was convicted of stealing more than $20,000 from a nonprofit group Walker appointed him to lead.

01/22/2013

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REWIND: Was The GRAMMY Best Dance Recording Hijacked?

This week on REWIND: Awards Show Edition, there’s yet another GRAMMY scandal and it goes by the name is Al Walser. He’s the relative unknown who somehow landed a nomination against GRAMMY winner Skrillex’s “Bangarang”, Calvin […]

01/07/2013

Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; CIA Director Gen. Davis Petraeus (L) shakes hands with biographer Paula Broadwell, co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus"  (Photo by ISAF via Getty Images)

Petraeus Biographer: Devastated By Affair Fallout

Paula Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation, is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout.

11/19/2012

File photo of then-CIA Director David Petraeus. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Friend: Petraeus Began Broadwell Affair After Taking CIA Job

Retired Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a friend and former top aide said Monday. The case has brewed an uproar in Congress over FBI investigative tactics and the fact lawmakers weren’t told soon enough about the probe rocking the intelligence and law enforcement establishment.

11/12/2012

File photo of Secret Service agents standing watch. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Agents Removed From Secret Service Duty Amid Scandal

Three Secret Service agents have been removed from duty after news of a scandal involving prostitutes came to light.

04/18/2012

President Barack Obama delivers a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (out of frame) in the framework of the VI Summit of the Americas at Casa de Huespedes in Cartagena, Colombia, on April 15, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I’ll Be Angry’ If Secret Service Prostitute Allegations Prove True

The Republican chairman of a House investigative panel says he’s concerned about allegations that Secret Service agents cavorted with prostitutes in Colombia, saying such activities would severely compromise presidential security.

04/16/2012

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