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nationalreview.com — Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service's director of exempt organizations, has been placed on administrative leave, according to a source in the agency's Cincinnati office. Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt organizations division she oversees stating, "Due to the events of recent days, I am on administrative leave starting today.
nationalreview.com — In House Republicans' discussions over the upcoming debt-ceiling fight, conservative lawmakers are revisiting an agreement struck at the GOP's Williamsburg, Va., retreat in January. At the retreat, Republicans adopted a short-term debt-ceiling increase that was coupled with "no budget, no pay" legislation, which forced Senate Democrats to adopt a budget in March for the first time in four years.
thenation.com — Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don't disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments. Reuters Pictures The Center for American Progress, Washington's leading liberal think tank, has been a big backer of the Energy Department's $25 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy projects.
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