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17 May 2013


“As three separate scandals—the IRS targeting the tea party, the Justice Department’s phone-records grab from the AP, and Benghazi—erupt simultaneously, congressional Republicans are hoping to fold them into a single narrative of an unaccountable and overreaching White House that cannot be trusted,” National Journal reports. “But congressional Democrats—knowing the fate of a progressive agenda and their own priorities lie with the continued political strength of the White House—hope to treat and triage the emerging scandals independently. It is largely the same hymnal the Obama administration is singing from, in hopes of avoiding a weakened White House.”

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