Treasury Secretary Jack Lew attempted to distance his department from the Internal Revenue Service’s controversial actions at a Senate hearing on Tuesday morning, despite acknowledging that the Treasury oversees the IRS.
Investigators are examining how more than 170,000 low-income applicants of the so-called “Obama phone” program were put at high risk of identity theft.
Three unions that spent more than $18 million to help Democrats during the 2012 campaign expressed concerns that Obamacare’s implementation will threaten worker benefits, with one group even calling for its repeal, according to the Hill. Labor leaders, including those who backed healthcare reform, accused President Barack Obama of deceiving them while he campaigned for the unpopular law in 2009.
Democratic operative Ira Forman, who served as the National Jewish Democratic Council’s (NJDC) executive director before becoming President Obama’s Jewish point man on the 2012 reelection campaign, will become the administration’s Special Envoy on anti-Semitism, according to reports.
One of the largest hospitality unions in the nation will protest President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary nominee on Thursday, the first day of her confirmation hearings.
A onetime economic adviser to President Barack Obama offered up yet another explanation on Twitter last week for why he claimed in 2010 that Koch Industries paid no income taxes.