Stories by Stephen Dinan

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Emails show IRS’ Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party

Newly released emails show that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeted ...
By Stephen Dinan

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Govt. pays millions in benefits to dead farmers

The federal government is still paying out millions of dollars a year in subsidies to dead farmers, according to a new government audit released Monday that said the Agriculture Department doesn't ...
By Stephen Dinan

White House: Illegal immigrants key to rural economy

The White House warned Monday that U.S. farmers could experience a shortage of workers if the administration were to begin enforcing immigration laws, and President Obama made another push to ...
By Stephen Dinan

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Obama loses support for renewal of surveillance provision

The lawmaker who wrote the USA Patriot Act said Wednesday that, as it stands, the House will never renew the provisions that the Obama administration uses to collect Americans' phone records, ...
By Stephen Dinan

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sen. Harry Reid: Founding Fathers didn't want filibusters

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that the men who wrote the Constitution intended for the president's nominees to be subject to only a majority vote, and said filibusters of nominees ...
By Stephen Dinan
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Arraignment coming Tuesday in Irish Travelers case
A total of 22 people - 20 identified as Travelers and two from Augusta - face racketeering charges under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.