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(May 14) Today's Top Headlines - Obama's second term is not going smoothly

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:27 pm

With reports coming out of the Obama Administration tapping phones of reporters with the Associated Press, to the Benghazi controversy that will not die, to now having the Internal Revenue Service admit they targeted conservatives during the 2010 elections, President Barak Obama has his plate full.

Obama has sworn if the IRS reports are true there will be consequences. A statement that isn't good enough for conservatives wanting a third-party to investigate the claims.

Then, there's Benghazi. The attacks may have happened months ago, but the answers to why and how haven't satisfied Republican lawmakers.

According to the AP, U.S. officials have said they were probing how details were leaked in May 2012 about a foiled bomb plot that targeted a U.S.-bound aircraft, and that the Justice Department collected two months of telephone records for some AP reporters and editors without notifying the news organization.

The Republican National Committee called for Obama to demand Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation. If not, said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, it will show that "the president of the United States believes his administration is above the Constitution and does not respect the role of a free press."

While the president doesn't seem to think the recent issues will derail his agenda, others aren't so sure at this point.

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  • John Flanagan posted at 9:59 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    John Flanagan Posts: 380

    The second term is not going very smoothly. The first term was also not very smooth, and why people voted for this gang the second time is evidence of what Rush Limbaugh would describe as "low information voters"


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