Tuesday Morning News Roundup 6-24-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wasted no time in accusing the head of the IRS of lying to Congress, unloading a blistering barrage of accusations at a Monday night hearing. “At a minimum, you did not tell the whole truth,” during previous testimony, Issa told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, scornfully adding, “We are wondering what your word is worth.” Source: WND…
  • Democratic U.S. lawmakers announced legislation on Monday that would provide lawyers for thousands of undocumented minors streaming across the border into the United States, saying forcing children to face deportation proceedings alone goes against fundamental American values. Source: Reuters…
  • Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News on Tuesday that President Obama is fully prepared to use American military might to help the Iraqi government push back Sunni Islamic militants sweeping across the country’s west, but not “in a vacuum” of Iraqi political power. “It would be a complete and total act of irresponsibility” for the President to order airstrikes, said Kerry, when “there’s no government, there’s no backup, there’s no military, there’s nothing there that provides the capacity for success.” Source: CBS News…
  • The problems at Veterans Affairs extend well beyond long wait lists, with a report Tuesday showing the department is plagued with poor care that has cost up to 1,000 veterans their lives and left taxpayers on the hook for nearly $1 billion in malpractice settlements since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Source: The Washington Times…
  • Today on MSNBC, Glenn Greenwald told host Ronan Farrow that a new document release from Edward Snowden is “very imminent,” and called it “one of the most important in the archive.” Source: Truth Revolt…
  • In April, President Obama told the nation that “marketplace” or “exchange” enrollment, at 8 million customers as of March 31, had exceeded expectations and costs were lower than expected. But a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 43 percent of those who purchased insurance through the marketplace already had insurance; 57 percent are newly insured. Source: The Daily Signal…

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