In order to properly analyze the media’s treatment of the revelation that hundreds or perhaps thousands of emails sent or received by Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal, along with apparently six other IRS employees, have been mysteriously lost and cannot be recovered in response to a subpoena, it is necessary and instructive to recall the media’s treatment of similar revelations in the Watergate scandal, which brought down a sitting President.
The IRS recently informed Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.
Lois G. Lerner, the employee at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, wanted to recover files from her computer hard drive after it crashed in 2011, but when told it was impossible, she took a philosophical view.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is asking President Obama to “ensure accountability” in the ongoing IRS investigation by providing his committee with “all communications between Lois Lerner and any persons within the Executive Office of President for the period between January 1, 2009 and May 1, 2011.”
Please explain why redundancies required for federal systems were either not used or were not effective in restoring the lost materials, and provide documentation showing how this shortfall has been remediated.
Federal records may not be destroyed-except in accordance with the procedures described in Chapter 33 of Title 44, United States Code. These procedures allow for records destruction only under the authority of a records disposition schedule approved by the Archivist of the United States. NARA issues a General Records Schedule (GRS) that gives record descriptions of records that are common to most Federal agencies and authorizes record disposals for temporary records. The Department is responsible for developing agency record schedules-with the approval of the Archivist of the United States-that are tailored to our own agency-specific records that are not provided for in the GRS.
Federal Judge Richard L. Young granted summary judgment to dismiss all counts in a challenge to the state’s cold beer law Monday – from federal and state constitutional challenges to an equal protection claim. Most notably, the judge said Indiana law restricting the sale of cold beer to package stores was rational and not unconstitutionally vague.
An employee at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Jackson, Miss., asked 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher to leave the fast food restaurant because her facial scars scared the other customers.
When Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters asked Hillary Clinton fans about the deadly Benghazi terror attacks of 2012, he got some surprising answers. None were more surprising than the ones coming from several people who had no idea what Benghazi was, despite the fact that many argue it is Clinton’s biggest failure as secretary of state.
For now, the guidelines to be issued by the Food and Drug Administration asking the food industry to lower sodium levels will be voluntary, but some think if companies don’t make the recommended changes on their own, mandatory reduction targets should be enacted instead. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press in a recent interview that the sodium is “of huge interest and concern” and she hopes the guidelines will be issued “relatively soon.”
You may have varying tastes when it comes to actors and singers you find attractive, but when it comes to real relationships, most people have a ‘type’.
As the state with the highest rates of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in the U.S., Alaska is introducing a new campaign aimed at preventing pregnant women from drinking, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Starting in December, pregnancy tests will be placed in the bathrooms of 20 bars and restaurants across the state.
That’s right, the Democratic modeling and analytic firm that broke down partisan leanings by first name has now crunched their numbers even further. Answer a few simple questions below, pick your favorite state, and call your real estate agent — their data will show you the Zip code that’s most ideologically in tune with your beliefs.