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Friday Talking Points [258] -- Scandalpalooza!

Things have gotten so bad in Washington that both pundits and Republicans are beginning to use the "N-word" to describe the president. No, no... not <i>that</i> N-word! Instead, Obama is now actively being compared to Nixon. This comparison is patently...<p>... WE INTERRUPT THIS COLUMN FOR BREAKING NEWS -- We …

Angelina Jolie

Obama handles controversy-filled week

NBC’s Domenico Montanaro explains how the White House is trying to fix the three scandals its facing and talks about why the IRS controversy remains the most important one.

Monday brought no shortage of questions for Obama

The Cycle hosts spin on the stories of the day - including President Obama's presser with Prime Minister Cameron - where he discussed Syria, Benghazi, and the IRS.

Remainders: Scandal

Sen. Angus King says the administration should prove its innocence by releasing Benghazi emails (POLITICO || Kevin Robillard)<p>Why did Obama wait three days to address the IRS scandal? (Washington Post || Chris Cillizza)<p>Did the president cry during his press conference? (BuzzFeed || Andrew …

Obama defensive on Benghazi - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> this is just one of two growing scandals that got the president energized today. the other includes criticism of the administration's handling of the attacks in benghazi . the president took the opportunity to hit back hard over accusations of some sort of a cover-up saying that defies logic. …

Donald Trump

Progressives Catch Obama Scandal Fever

News that the DOJ secretly obtained AP phone records has left coming around to the idea of a scandal-filled second term. "Ugh," says one activist.<p>WASHINGTON — Revelations that the Department of Justice secretly obtained the phone records of Associated Press reporters has progressives — who have …

The White House

White House Distances Itself From AP Phone Records Scandal

"We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations," Carney said.<p>WASHINGTON — The White House is trying to put some distance between the president and the latest story to rock Washington: revelations that the Department of Justicesecretly obtained phone records from …

Donald Trump

REPORT: IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups Involved Officials In Washington

The IRS admitted Friday that it unfairly targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny during the 2012 campaign but blamed the problem on a "few low-level workers" in Cincinnati.<p>Now the Post has reviewed documents that make the problem appear a lot more widespread than IRS officials made it out to …

DoJ seizes AP phone records in leak investigation dragnet

Michael Isikoff, NBC News national investigative correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Justice Department's disclosure that it has seized two months of phone records of many AP reporters, apparently in pursuit of the source of a leak about an al-Qaida bomb plot in Yemen.

Potential misuse of power strikes universal nerve in IRS case

Rachel Maddow explains the farcical tax code that allows 501(c)(4) groups to pretend to be social welfare groups while really being political activist organizations and points out that the impression of abuse of power is the real reason for concern in the current scandal surrounding IRS targeting …

Absurd tax law complicates real concerns of IRS abuse

Congressman Adam Schiff, Democrat of California, whose concern about how the IRS directs its investigations goes back to the targeting of progressive churches during the Bush administration, talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge of keeping the IRS above reproach without discouraging it from …

The White House Says It Had No Idea The DOJ Seized The AP's Phone Records

"Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in New York Monday night.<p>"We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those …