Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence

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A member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday she is investigating whether an intelligence report warning about risks to Americans who posted data on the Obamacare website was suppressed for political reasons.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) said she plans to write to President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging them to immediately shut down the Healthcare.gov website over concerns that the system is vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of malicious software possibly inserted from Belarus, or as a result of other security holes.

Protesters Demand an Audit of the IRS

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Congressional leaders, tea party activists, and Glenn Beck gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to reiterate their concern over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, call for more investigations, and advocate for the abolishment of the agency on Wednesday.

“My committee … has been trying to get answers from the IRS for more than two years. We’re just starting to get answers,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Tea Party Women Off Limits

A group of liberal activists dedicated to unseating Tea Party members told a conference of supporters that they will not attack GOP women, including Tea Party Caucus founder Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn), because it would hurt the effort to paint Republicans as sexist.