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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Treasury official says the department told the White House twice that the IRS was preparing to make public its targeting of conservative political groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Sean Penn on Monday urged the U.S. government to pressure Bolivia to free an American businessman detained without charge since 2011 in a case that has drawn accusations he was the victim of corrupt local prosecutors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill making it a crime for people to falsely claim they have received a military medal in order to obtain money or government benefits. Under the legislation, which passed overwhelmingly and now goes to the Senate, offenders could face up to a year in jail.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In another case of the Obama administration investigating classified information improperly disclosed to reporters, the government is prosecuting a State Department expert on North Korea in a probe that appears to step into uncharted territory — by declaring that a journalist is committing a crime in disclosing leaked information.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it would like to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar President Thein Sein says that all perpetrators of inter-communal violence in the country will be brought to justice.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Republican National Committee chairman are distancing themselves from conservatives who suggested in recent days that President Barack Obama could face impeachment for the developing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service.
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior presidential advisers knew in late April that an upcoming report was likely to find that IRS employees had inappropriately targeted conservative political groups.
It may be that a flawed leadership style is filtering down to the rest of the government.