AirTalk for May 16, 2013

The White House’s growing headache

President Obama speaks on the situation regarding the IRS - DC

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation regarding the Internal Revenue Service May 15, 2013 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

President Obama has his hands full lately with all of the scandals plaguing the White House. Between Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press, the administration is facing a public relations nightmare.

President Obama started fighting back on Wednesday by announcing the resignation of the acting Internal Revenue Service director over news that the agency targeted conservative political groups. He also pushed the administration's support of a journalism shield law after it emerged that the justice Department obtained phone records of The Associated Press. 

What is the White House’s strategy  for dealing with the fallout? How are Republicans responding? Will Attorney General Eric Holder be the next to go?

 

Guest:

Rachel Smolkin, deputy managing editor for POLITICO

 


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