The Company Memo: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Updated
By msnbc staff
President Barack Obama REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Barack Obama REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
JONATHAN ERNST

The Obama administration is on defense, battling negative headlines on three fronts: The IRS targeting  Tea Party groups, controversy over edits made to talking points in the wake of the Benghazi attack, and now the DOJ’s seizure of phone records from AP reporters and editors.

In a stunning announcement Tuesday, Actress Angelina Jolie revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chance of getting breast cancer. In the New York Times editorial page, she writes:

“Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could…I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. ..My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”

We’ll discuss with Ambassador Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a Word Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control, as well as Dr. Stephen Grobmyer, head of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center.

And the Senate continues debating the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, focusing on the guest worker program. Kerry Kennedy, founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, joins us on Jansing & Co.

The Company Memo: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Updated