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Latest Jack Lew Items
President Obama Thursday portrayed the IRS targeting of tea-party groups as an innocent attempt at efficiency by bureaucrats that went awry, and he expressed surprise that people were outraged by the episode.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa has subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for documents and communications related to the IRS tea party targeting scandal.
As President Obama nears the end of his fifth year in office, his toughest job is dreaming up new excuses for his administration's mounting failures.
There was little to like in the budget bill that passed Congress by strong vote margins this week and temporarily reopened the government.
Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to speed its approval.
Despite expressing confidence that the U.S. will avoid a default, one top credit rating agency has issued a quiet warning that the nation's AA+ rating will plunge suddenly to a shockingly low D if a political resolution does not come in time to prevent the Treasury from missing a debt payment in the next month.
China is taking advantage of the government shutdown and budget crisis on Capitol Hill to push for more favor on the world stage, telling other nations that relying on America to lead in the coming decades would be folly.
President Obama says it would be folly for the White House to negotiate with Congress over the government's debt — but the nation's founders thought differently.
House Republicans gave ground Thursday in the debt ceiling fight by offering to raise the nation's borrowing limit for six weeks, and the White House said President Obama might sign such a measure to avoid default.