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obama-to-meet-with-treasury-officials-over-irs-scandalFox News:

President Obama insisted Thursday that he knew nothing about the internal investigation into the IRS' practice of singling out conservative groups for special scrutiny before it was made public, as he moved to name a new director for the embattled agency.

"I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the (inspector general) report" beforehand, Obama said Thursday.

The president, though, did not say whether he was previously aware of the IRS' actions, which allegedly started as early as 2010, well before the inspector general's office began to investigate. Republican lawmakers were inquiring about the alleged targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS more than a year ago.

Obama, who spoke during a press conference alongside the Turkish prime minister, focused his remarks specifically on the IG report, noting that he wouldn't have caught wind of that report since those investigations are typically kept under wraps. He reiterated that he found the agency's actions "unacceptable" and sought to fix the problem "the minute" he found out about it. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has previously said no one in the White House knew about the practice.

The comments were the latest effort by the White House to tamp down the controversy.



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What does he know?

How to golf and take vacations. I am pretty sure he has that down.


I have read that he is a really bad golfer....and it wouldn't surprise me of Michelle picks the vacation spots. So IMO the questiuon still stands.

I'm trying to think of a less qualified person to be President in modern times.

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