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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, is vigorously attempting to shift the deck chairs on the Internal Revenue Service's Titanic to make it seem like the IRS committed no wrongs in the targeting of conservative groups seeking nonprofit status for their organizations ("Treasury IG needs to explain scope of IRS investigation, Rep. Elijah Cummings says," Web, July 12).
As Republicans press their investigation into the Internal Revenue Service, Democrats are trying to turn the focus to the Republican ties of the agency's chief investigator, Inspector General J. Russell George, whose May audit ignited the firestorm.
It's amazing that there are those - including The New York Times - that continue to prop up the flawed finger-pointing of the Internal Revenue Service, blaming a couple of rogue agents out of its Cincinnati office for the unlawful targeting of conservative groups.
Two employees from the Internal Revenue Service's Cincinnati office involved in the targeting of conservative groups have met with House investigators, but exactly what was learned from those interviews varies greatly depending on which lawmaker you ask — and which excerpts each has chosen to release to the public.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa blasted Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Sunday after the latter asserted that the Internal Revenue Service scandal involving the targeting of conservatives had been "solved."
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday called on President Obama to release a cache of emails that Republicans say clearly prove senior White House and State Department officials sought to mislead the American public about the Benghazi terrorist attack during last year's election campaign.
Hanging over Wednesday's hearing on administration failings during the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, was former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's question: "What difference at this point does it make?"
The U.S. Postal Service's decision to cut Saturday delivery could disproportionally affect minorities, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Friday.
Watchdog groups have repeatedly taken President Obama to task for not living up to his pledge to run the "most open and transparent administration in history." Now, the bipartisan leaders of a congressional oversight panel are piling on with fresh criticism of the administration's performance.