Benghazi Never mind all the embassy attacks on BushJr's watch. The Republicans couldn't smear the president with this nonsense, so now they at least want to try and smear Hillary Clinton in a preemptive strike. They're going to keep pushing this "scandal," and the truth of the matter (House Republicans cut $200Million from embassy security since 2011) may even eventually get picked up by the inept mainstream media.


IRS Targets Tea Party Good idea, bad execution. Anti-government political astroturf groups should certainly be harassed if they try to apply for tax-exempt status (and then they should be denied), but that decision needs to be made a little higher up in the chain of command. The president rightly predicted that the Supreme Court's verdict in the Citizens United case would lead to a flood of anonymous dark money being channeled through secret non-profit organizations. If we lived in a just world, the law would be changed back to only grant tax exemption for organizations that *exclusively* promote social welfare issues.


Tapping Reporters Phones The AP should sue, and they should win. *However* Bottom line here, we're talking about available technology. Legal or not, if someone chooses to use technology, they can use whatever's out there. You can't stuff the genie back into the bottle. If your only defense from technology is the law, then you have no defense.
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