Obama’s scandal-plagued second term: Our latest on Benghazi, the IRS tea party scandal, and the Justice Department’s probe of Associated Press phone records.
Photos: (Top) President Barack Obama speaks under an umbrella held by a Marine as a light rain falls during a news conference Thursday at the White House. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Second-term curse? The burst of controversy out of the IRS and Justice Department, in addition to lingering GOP pressure over Benghazi, has sidelined attention to President Obama’s agenda.
Cartoons: (top) Stuart Carlson (left) Gary Varvel
Photo: President Barack Obama walking from the Oval Office in Washington May 9. Carolyn Kaster/AP
IRS tea party scandal and political fallout: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are vowing to hold people accountable and explore legislative changes to ensure the IRS mends its ways after singling out tea party and other conservative groups.
Photos: (left) The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. Susan Walsh/AP
President Obama gestures during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Monday, at the White House in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Photos: (Top left) Demonstrators calling for immigration reform marched to the Minnesota State Capitol on May 1. Jim Mone/AP
Graphic by Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor
Presidential Parenting: Three takes on President Obama’s strategy to prevent his daughters from getting tattoos.
It’s Tax Day! Do you know where your dollars go?
Graphic by Rich Clabaugh
Photos: (top) Sen. Tom Coburn, R-O.K., reads in his office March 21 in Washington, D.C. Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor
(left) Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (r.), walks through the US Capitol with this aides. Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor
President Eisenhower (r.) receives ideas for a massive highway program in 1955. Byron Rollins/AP