According to a Treasury Department audit, the IRS spent about $2 million in 2011 on aircards and smartphones that either went unused or were issued to employees who weren't eligible to have them.
Snopes' "vetting" of a story about an inside deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Senator Feinstein's husband's company was a whitewash, failing to mention the couple's rampant self-dealing, which has made the couple very wealthy.
Sen. John McCain and his goal of openly intervening in the Syrian conflict on behalf of the foreign-backed rebels — many of whom openly fight under the banner of al-Qaeda — suffered a major setback this week after a public relations stunt backfired in spectacular fashion. Media reports that surfaced Thursday claimed some of the opposition fighters he met and posed for pictures with during a recent trip to Syria were actually extremists. In fact, the radicals are accused of kidnapping Lebanese pilgrims from a village in Aleppo province.
On May 31 and June 1, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) will hold a convention outside St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting features several nationallyknown speakers on subjects of constitutional importance.
As the Senate awaits a vote on the confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for secretary of labor, Thomas Perez, it is uncertain as to whether strident Republican opposition to the nominee will delay or even prevent a vote in the Democrat-controlled upper house.