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When the IRS targeted liberals

When the IRS targeted liberals

05/14/13 06:32PM

Julian Bond, former head of the NAACP, joins Rev. Sharpton to describe his experiences with the IRS when his organization was subject to unfair targeting during the Bush administration. watch

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday afternoon.  (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite...

Holder recused from investigation into national security leaks

05/14/13 03:16PM

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he recused himself from the Justice Department's probe into national security leaks "early on in the investigation." Holder's announcement came after the Associated Press revealed Monday that in the process of investigating the leaks, the Justice Department had secretly obtained telephone records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP journalists and offices, including cell and home phone lines. read more

Former RNC state director Pablo Pantoja says he switched from Republican to Democrat because of “culture of intolerance.” (Photo courtesy Pablo Pantoja)

RNC Latino outreach director now a Democrat

05/14/13 09:50AM

A mere two months after the Republican National Committee rolled out its $10 million minority outreach campaign, the committee's director in charge of Florida's Hispanic outreach says he's now "taking a stand against this culture of intolerance" and is abandoning the GOP to become Democrat. read more

Kermit Gosnell found guilty of murder

Kermit Gosnell found guilty of murder

05/13/13 06:26PM

On the day the jury reaches a guilty verdict in the horrific trial, Rev. Sharpton explains why what was going on at the house of horrors should not be used to block women from accessing safe and legal abortion services. watch

Castro’s brothers reveal his monstrous side

Castro’s brothers reveal his monstrous side

05/13/13 06:16PM

As the Castro brothers speak for the first time about their brother Ariel’s disgusting behavior, AP reporter Meghan Barr shares her stories from the other friends and family who knew Castro’s monstrous side, especially his abuse of the mother of his... watch

President Obama during a press conference at the White House in Washington on May 13, 2013. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

The 7 other 'scandals' that didn't turn out to be Obama's Watergate

05/13/13 04:30PM

Between the recent Benghazi hearing and reports of the IRS's targeting of Tea Party groups, Republicans and the right-wing media have had a field day waxing on about the new scandals that will bring down President Obama. The comparisons to Watergate abound, especially among those who remember that Nixon’s impeachment articles included criticism of his use income tax audits in a “discriminatory matter.” But this is far from the first time we've heard the right compare a story reflecting less than positively on Obama or someone in his administration to Watergate. read more