IRS Official Who Took 5th Placed on Administrative Leave

By: Friday May 24, 2013 9:35 am

Lois Lerner, the IRS official who invoked the Fifth Amendment when testifying before the House Oversight Committee, has been placed on administrative leave, with pay. Lerner was head of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS, the division at the center of the IRS scandal over political discrimination of groups applying for 501(c)(4) status.

 

Late Night FDL: Burnt Bridges

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 8:00 pm

It’s quite a week when the entire MSM suddenly gets sufficient oxygen into its hairspray-addled brain to be shocked, shocked, I tell you, at the fact that the Obama administration has been, well, behaving like Loyal Bushies on meth for the last four years. Mainly, because team Obama was just a tiny bit nicer about how they icily disdained several parts of the Bill of Rights, not least that first one, the punitive prosecutions could continue. the wiretapping comfortably privatized, and the illegality and cronyism of the Bush era would be magically transformed into cuddly bipartisan consensus.

Trouble is, that sort of thing only works until it doesn’t.

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