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No Accountability begins at the top. President Barack Obama may or may not have explicitly authorized the additional scrutiny of his political enemies in nonprofit groups. And he may or may not have been aware of the brazen seizure of Associated Press...
Has the administration gone completely off the rails in Washington? I write here of the IRS taking aim for "extra scrutiny" of tax-exempt status requests from Tea Party and Patriot groups and the outrageous Justice Department subpoena of telephone...
Here's the White House view of the current trilogy of so-called scandals: Republicans are trying to destroy President Barack Obama's second term by magnifying bureaucratic miscues and distorting policy realities. This isn't without some merit. On none...
Tags: Benghazi, Politics, Susan Rice, U.S. Senate, Lindsey O. Graham
Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2013. There are 213 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, "Don't give up the ship"...
I remember a time when the state and local politicians got together and raised property taxes here in St. Joseph County. Because of this action, overnight, an entire industry was obliterated. The rental industry and the landlords were forced to walk...
Tags: George W. Bush, Iraq, Lobbying, Politics, U.S. Senate
"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know," said Harry Truman, who made it his task to absorb a lot of it. Many people who have not followed his example are not averse to using what little they do know, with the inadvertent effect...
Years before he became Bethlehem's youngest city councilman, J. William Reynolds found his inspiration in music. A Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan fan, Reynolds first learned to play the clarinet, and then picked up the guitar at Moravian College,...
Tags: Moravian College, Lobbying, Politics, Elections, Social Sciences
The Baltimore SunThe public appetite for trivial distraction has always extended to our chief executives. I remember the minor uproar when Lyndon Johnson lifted a beagle by the ears. There was extensive commentary on Richard Nixon's taste for cottage cheese and ketchup....
When the storm of administration scandals first hit President Barack Obama, he offered a good impersonation of Claude Raines in "Casablanca," expressing shock that gambling was going on in Rick's saloon. His verbal outrage at the snooping of the IRS and...
Tags: Benghazi, Taxation, U.S. Congress, White House, Politics
Vincent G. Dowling Actor, director gave Tom Hanks early break Actor and director Vincent G. Dowling, 83, who left behind a long career with Ireland's national theater to run a Shakespeare festival in Cleveland where he gave a young Tom Hanks an...
Previo al arranque de la temporada de 2012 lancé una maldición a los Angelinos de Los Angeles —y en particular a Albert Pujols— que aún sigue atormentando a los serafines y al slugger dominicano. Entonces, un sábado 24 de diciembre de...
High scandals This is in response to "Obama and overreach; Americans see evidence of truth-shading, arrogance and intrusion" (Editorial, May 15). There is no doubt that the Obama administration is suffering through an embarrassing scandal at the IRS....
May 20, 2013 |Column| Daily American
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May 19, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
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