USA Today: “The federal investigator who concluded that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted Tea Party groups said Thursday the tax agency had failed to give him documents showing progressive groups were subjected to similar screenings.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight committee, walked back a comment in which he seemed to refer to ranking member Elijah Cummings as a “little boy.”
The Hill: “Conservatives in the House are not rushing to embrace an immigration proposal from party leaders to offer a path to citizenship to children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.”
Bob Corker (R-TN) said he has no regrets for calling out “bull----” about Leader Mitch McConnell at a meeting of Republican senators.
Politico: “The once-united Senate Republican Conference is splintering. On issues ranging from gun control to immigration to President Barack Obama’s nominees, Senate Republicans are now split into three major factions: the leadership; hard-line conservatives; and a bloc led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).”
Roll Call: “The Senate’s bipartisan student loan compromise remains on track for passage, but movement will wait for next week, along with votes on alternatives that seem certain to fail. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expressed frustration with the compromise that’s now expected to hit the Senate floor next week, noting prior proposals offered by Democrats wouldn’t have raised interest rates.”
There’s a rat in the house shared by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin.
Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) on the House floor hit the first family for, in his view, using Air Force One as a “personal toy.” "I'm not suggesting ... that we compromise safety or security," he said. "But the first family, it seems to me, treats Air Force One and related aircraft as their personal toys — a very expensive toy, I might add."
First published July 19 2013, 6:15 AM