5 Headlines Team Obama Didn’t Want You to See
Government Obtains Wide AP Phone Record in Probe
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.
Did political spin hide the truth of Benghazi?
Ever since Watergate became the shorthand for a government run amok, the political cliché of our time has been about the political lesson of that era: That the coverup can be worse than the crime. Apply that cliché to Benghazi — and questions about the motive for removing the terror link from talking points about the Libyan attack in the heat of an election.
IRS senior officials knew Tea Party targeted as early as 2011
Lerner learned at a meeting that the groups were being targeted, according to the watchdog’s report. At the meeting, she was told that groups with “Tea Party,” `’Patriot” or “9/12 Project” in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says. In addition, the Determinations Unit sent cases to a designated team of specialists to be worked that had issues including government spending, government debt, or taxes, or included statements in their files criticizing how the country is being run.
Cancer patients and others taking pricey drugs could pay thousands in health overhaul plans
Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama’s health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn… Such “specialty drugs” can cost thousands of dollars a month, and in California, patients would pay up to 30 percent of the cost. For one widely used cancer drug, Gleevec, the patient could pay more than $2,000 for a month’s supply, says the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Fundraising push from Sebelius draws scrutiny from key GOP senator
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ recent push to encourage health care executives and nonprofit organizations to make donations to organizations working to implement ObamaCare is drawing criticism from a key Senate Republican who questions whether she has a conflict of interest.