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Topic - Roger F. Wicker
Under siege from a series of scandals, the White House announced the first head to roll in the unfolding IRS scandal and urged Americans not to lose faith in their government.
Under siege from a series of scandals, the White House urged Americans on Wednesday not to lose faith in their government and promised that the IRS would treat taxpayers fairly in the future.
Federal authorities charged a Mississippi man on Thursday with threatening to harm President Obama and a U.S. senator, saying he is the person who tried to send letters laced with the poison ricin to the White House and Capitol Hill.
The FBI said late Wednesday that it had arrested a Mississippi man accused of sending letters tested positive for the poison ricin to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi justice official.
An envelope addressed to a U.S. Senate office tested positive for the deadly poison ricin Tuesday, launching a criminal investigation and prompting warnings to other offices to take precautions with their mail.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Tuesday he does not think Israel has made a decision to launch a military strike on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions.
In his first Senate hearing since taking over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, new Director Richard Cordray faced "dialed-down" opposition Tuesday from Republicans still angry over President Obama's decision to put him in place through a recess appointment.
Many will soon flip over Ronald Reagan. Nearly 5,000 high school, college and NFL teams in all 50 states honor the 100th birthday of America's 40th president this weekend by tossing a Reagan commemorative coin to start their games.
"I can't imagine that this IRS scandal and the controversy surrounding the overreach and intimidation by the IRS will do anything but pour cold water on the president's attempt to raise taxes as part of a grand bargain," Mr. Wicker said on MSNBC. "So, yes, it will hurt the president in that respect."