Amid Today’s Political Scandals, What’s the Most Important Issue?

Posted on 05/30/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsOf the three scandals bedeviling the White House, which is most important? The IRS targeting conservative political groups The Obama administration response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya The Justice Department seizure of records from the Associated Press   Forty-four percent of voters choose the IRS scandal, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds. Older voters agree. Of those 65 and older, 43 percent rate it tops, as do 41 percent in the 45-64 group. Benghazi is …

Billie Sol Estes: King of the Texas Wheeler-Dealers

Posted on 05/16/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWashington imbroglios — from Watergate and Iran-contra to the current criminal investigation of the IRS —have come and gone over the years. But few were as sensational, or as intriguing, as the mid-1960s scandal surrounding the infamous Texas swindler Billie Sol Estes. It was a saga replete with witnesses who died mysteriously, tales of millions paid to politicians, a defendant who accused a president of having plotted to assassinate his predecessor and, at one point, the exhumation of a pet cat …