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About he IRS Investigation

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An FBI led criminal investigation has been opened in an IRS scandal that has sparked bipartisan outrage.  All of Washington is on edge, perhaps no one mores than President Obama.

Attorney General Eric Holder launched the investigation after several conservative organizations became the targets of an IRS probe.  ( A Manassas Tea Party Group is among those targeted in the investigation.)

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has been working hard to ensure the public that his boss is not at fault and won't tolerate discrimination in the IRS .  In a 5/15 press briefing  Carney said
"He expects the Treasury Department and the IRS to take all the necessary actions to ensure that this kind of thing cannot happen again.  And he insists that this happen because it is of the utmost importance, in the President’s mind, that the American people understand and believe that the IRS applies our tax laws in a neutral and fair way to everyone. 

And he is -- feels very strong…

President Obama proclaims June as African-American Appreciation Month, 2013

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President Obama has officially declared the month of June as African American Music Month.  Celebrate Black Music!

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH, 2013 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our Nation's founding, people from every walk of life have set out to capture the American experience not just in poetry or prose, but also in the timeless quality of song. When the outcome of a revolution hung in the balance, drums and fifes filled brave patriots with the strength to carry on. When slavery kept millions in bondage, spirituals gave voice to a dream of true and lasting freedom. Through every generation, music has reflected and renewed our national conversation, bringing us together and reminding us of the humanity we share.

African Americans have always had a hand in shaping the American sound. From gospel and Motown to bebop and blues, their story is bound up in the music they made -- songs of hurt and h…

It's a boy for Vince and Tamar

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R&B singer Tamar Braxton, the youngest daughter of "Braxton Family Values" is a new mom.  She and her husband/manager Vince Herbert became first-time parents with the birth of a baby boy Thursday.  The couple announced the arrival of their bundle of joy by posting a pic of three blue teddy bears surrounded by flowers online.  The baby's name, weight, etc. have not been released.

Braxton, 36, announced her baby news during a March 13 appearance on Good Morning America and later had a backyard BBQ themed baby shower at a Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.

First Lady Obama Faces of With a Heckler

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Usually First Lady Michelle Obama works well under pressure.

Poised and focused, she has answered tough questions head on from supporters and non-supporters alike.

Tuesday night at a DNC fund-raising event in Northwest Washington, DC, someone crossed the line and the First Lady lost her composure.

In an unprecedented and uncharacteristic move, First Lady  Obama directly confronted a heckler.

A pro-LGBT rights woman standing at the front began shouting complaints about the Obama administration's inaction on a gay rights executive order.

"Wait, wait, wait.  One of the things I don't do well is this.  Do you understand?," replied FLOTUS to loud applause.

She left the lectern and moved over to the protester and assertively said, "Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving. You all decide. You have one choice."

Crowd started shouting that they wanted FLOTUS to stay.

"You need to go!" said one woman near the protester.