pewresearch.org — When three different polling organizations conducted surveys last weekend to gauge public reaction to the news about the Department of Justice's subpoenas of reporters' phone records, their findings were quite different - a case study in the challenges pollsters face in a breaking news environment when public attention and information is relatively limited.
usatoday.com — USA TODAY poll: Three of four Americans say the recent controversies will make it harder for Obama to get things done. WASHINGTON - Americans are divided over whether to believe the White House on controversies over the Libyan attack that killed a U.S.
latimes.com — WASHINGTON - A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency's improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups.
factcheck.org — IRS officials gave false or misleading information on numerous occasions regarding its now discredited practice of targeting conservative groups that sought nonprofit status. A Treasury inspector general's report issued May 14 found the IRS used "inappropriate criteria," beginning in March 2010, to identify potential political groups seeking nonprofit status based on their names and policy positions.
newyork.cbslocal.com — NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - It's that time again, time to use a lie detector on the people running the country. We call it Fact Check Friday, and we have help from factcheck.org, a nonpartisan non-profit part of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia This week, a look inside the scandals bogging down the White House, starting with the IRS.
factcheck.org — Vice President Joe Biden falsely claimed that U.S. workers "are three times as productive as any worker in the world." He's not even close. By the standard measure for productivity, American workers ranked third in the world behind Norway and Ireland in 2011. Biden also stated that the U.S.
cbo.gov — If the current laws that govern federal taxes and spending do not change, the budget deficit will shrink this year to $642 billion, CBO estimates, the smallest shortfall since 2008. Relative to the size of the economy, the deficit this year-at 4.0 percent of gross domestic product (GDP)-will be less than half as large as the shortfall in 2009, which was 10.1 percent of GDP.
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