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Why is the executive branch in 'damage control' mode? How can recent events harm future work?

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Emmanuel
05-31-2013
01:38 AM ET (US)
The whit house and the president were in damage control a few weeks ago over some scandals and controversys.series of potential scandals raised questions about whether officials abused their authority all while threatening to undermine President Obama's second-term ambitions.These scandals hit front line pages on the newspapers and news.

  These scandals also onclude the new contracersy of the IRS singl out conservative market groups and making local bussnisses pay more.The justice deparment was put in charge if the investigation and got two months worth of phonecalls to groups coming from the IRS.The president said that the actions of the IRS were untilerable and inexcusable on there part.

  Things like this need to be taken care of immetuadly not pushed to the side. I believe that the oresident is handling this ik but he needs to put more effort and money into this and acctually ounish the guilty and responsible cause this is unfair.The IRS needs to be more carefull with what they do in the future be fare to all citizens and not rip them off.
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Cesar Lopez7
05-30-2013
05:56 PM ET (US)
 The White House was in damage control mode Tuesday as an escalating series of potential scandals raised questions about whether officials abused their authority all while threatening to undermine President Obama's second-term ambitions. The latest controversy to hit the headlines was the allegation that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists. The AP went public with the charge Monday, and quickly earned sympathy from lawmakers on both sides who widely agreed that the record grab appeared to be unnecessarily intrusive.
   This came on top of acknowledgement by the IRS that its agents had singled out conservative groups for additional scrutiny. In response, the administration made a series of announcements on Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner's office said "they better have a damned good explanation" for obtaining the records. n a White House statement issued late Monday, Mr. Obama called the IRS actions “intolerable and inexcusable,” and said he has directed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to “hold those responsible for these failures accountable.”
   Recent events can harm future work because it distracts him from the things he wants to do. He has to hurry and do things because he has not made any moves. I feel like Obama is going to do a lot of things this year but good things he's going to make this country bigger and better.
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AnthonyVaz
05-21-2013
01:45 PM ET (US)
Mr. Barak Obama made a nice and big speech for the people and the people like what he said because he had a lot of good things to say and they need to help them and see how they can do them with different people and see how they can work together and see how they do it=f they like what he said them maybe the will can help them or not.
 
            Obama is one of the best president that we had because they like the way he talk to the people and they like the way that he says what he can do or what he dont want to do. But some people dont like him because they said that he dont get what he says he talk find all the people like hi they dont no what they are saying they need to shut up and let the president do what he want to do.
      
          Im really hopping that he will get to be the president for next 8 years because of he said he make it sound that he is one of the best guy he talk to people he dose stuff that is right but he dose mess up some times but that are different people telling him dont to that.
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Jasmeen Maan
05-20-2013
04:44 PM ET (US)
       SO the IRS was caught listening to private conversations that people were having over the phone, That is one reason why the executive branch is in damage control. The IRS went to far, and Obama said that they have fired most of the workers from the job. The IRS were targeting those people that were non profit. I think firing those workers took a step forward at least we can think this will not happen again.
  President Obama wants to start cleaning up what the IRS has started ,Beginning with the new leadership. I feel like everyone gave the IRS to much power and they misused it in every way. The most current issue is the military is struggling with sexual assault, I hope we can find a solution to all these problems.
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Jesus Galindo
05-17-2013
12:19 PM ET (US)
President Barak Obama has claimed that he's angry and disappointed in the I.R.S as much as the people are. A few days ago the I.R.S was listening to private conversations people were having over the phone. The I.R.S was caught and Obama is trying to find out what action should be taken. "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code" (wiki). The action that the I.R.S took made Obama look dis concern'd and made him look like he gave them to much control. What do the people think of this country that makes them concern'd
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Carlos N
05-17-2013
12:16 PM ET (US)
In The United States There has been a problem going on. Well there have been many problems in the United States But the one that is the most recent and is being talked about is the Problem with the IRS. Obama was saying that , they have fired most the workers from the IRS that were just targeting those people that were non-profit.

They had the whole leadership from the IRS cleaned up. They added new people to do the leadership job. There are also other problems, the military is struggling with sexual assault, crime, and that cause of that, the military is becoming less effective.

I think that all these problems can be solved by just taking everything step by step.
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Abram
05-17-2013
12:13 PM ET (US)
   The executive branch is in damage control mode for many reasons. There have been issues with the IRS targeting bias. Obama is going to clean what the IRS did up. Starting with New Leadership. Already there is a new IRS acting commissioner.
  The National Security leaked the seizure of records. There are many problems going on right now. The news shows us how our president messed up and that isn't doing anything. This can harm future work. The White House who breaches talks about what the president thinks is important to everyone unlike the news. There has been Sexual Assaults in the Military, its a crime, the soldiers are less effective and are having weekly meetings.
  I think Obama did good in replacing the IRS commissioner and about the immigration. Even though he has mest up in i don't know what, he is a good president unlike Bush.
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Howard Hughes
05-17-2013
12:12 PM ET (US)
President Obama and his cabinet are facing intense scrutiny from all sides. The most current issue weighing upon the populace is IRS's belligerent harassment of conservative organizations. But in addition to this new incident his cabinet must also answer previous follies, the most recent being the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. Journalists and politicians (both liberal and conservative) are now making comparisons between Obama and Nixon.

Hopefully Obama can struggle trough this incident with is reputation unblemished.
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Jose Villanueva
05-17-2013
12:11 PM ET (US)
   The White House was in damage control mode Tuesday as an escalating series of potential scandals raised questions about whether officials abused their authority all while threatening to undermine President Obama's second-term ambitions. The latest controversy to hit the headlines was the allegation that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists. The AP went public with the charge Monday, and quickly earned sympathy from lawmakers on both sides who widely agreed that the record grab appeared to be unnecessarily intrusive.
   This came on top of acknowledgement by the IRS that its agents had singled out conservative groups for additional scrutiny. In response, the administration made a series of announcements on Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner's office said "they better have a damned good explanation" for obtaining the records. n a White House statement issued late Monday, Mr. Obama called the IRS actions “intolerable and inexcusable,” and said he has directed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to “hold those responsible for these failures accountable.”
   Recent events can harm future work because it distracts him from the things he wants to do. He has to hurry and do things because he has not made any moves. I feel like Obama is going to do a lot of things this year but good things he's going to make this country bigger and better.

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