Obama Administration Juggling Multiple Scandals

Thursday, May 16, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House, March 1, 2013. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

This week, three major scandals have picked up steam in Washington: the I.R.S. unfairly targetomg conservative groups, the Department of Justice's subpoena of journalists' phone numbers and last year's attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

Amid the back and forth, our partner the New York Times asks the question: How can a president with grand ambitions and shrinking horizons use his office?

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich shares the latest on the series of firestorms in Washington.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Tyler Adams

Comments [3]

Connie Wellnitz from Seattle

If the Daily Kos has reported accurately, liberal groups were also targeted - not just conservative ones. Why is no one else picking up on this? And a liberal group WAS denied tax exempt status..... why isn't Boehner complaining about that?

May. 16 2013 04:40 PM

That bears repeating ....Nobody was denied their tax exempt status as a result of the additional scrutiny.

The rest is just noise...

May. 16 2013 03:28 PM
JP from Jersey Shore

Boehner, really? Calling for jail time regarding the IRS scandal?? How many executives did he insure a jail sentence for the 2008 financial crash?!?
Get off your high horse!

May. 16 2013 09:27 AM

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