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By Tammy Bruce
Only IRS employees could expect rewards for failing to pay their taxes
Topic - Eric Schultz
President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he briefly roomed with his Kenyan uncle in the 1980s while preparing to study at Harvard, despite a 2011 statement by the White House stating the two had never met.
President Obama came into office promising to change the way money influences government, but when it comes to the familiar Washington habit of rewarding big campaign fundraisers with coveted jobs, his administration is in overdrive.
House Republicans accused the White House on Thursday of stonewalling a congressional probe into the failed $535 million loan guarantee to bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra LLC, and threatened to issue subpoenas later this month to secure interviews with "key administration staff."
"Over the past five years, federal agencies have worked aggressively to improve their responsiveness to FOIA requests, applying a presumption of openness and making it a priority to respond quickly," Schultz said.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz noted that the government responded to more requests than previously and said it released more information.