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New IRS Commissioner nominee: who is John Koskinen?

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A new name comes from the White House today to lead the Internal Revenue Service.  President Obama chooses John Koskinen to be the next Commissioner of the IRS.  His appointment requires Senate confirmation. Politico reports that Koskinen isn’t well known…
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Rep Barletta: new relationship with General Services Administration

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The relationship between the General Services Administration and Congress has been rocky for a long time, especially between the agency and the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee that oversees GSA.  That subcommittee, the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management…
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OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan on strategic sourcing, more

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Strategic sourcing is giving contractors fits across the vendor community.  Small businesses especially wonder if they’ll be able to preserve margins and compete in the strategic sourcing environment.  Joe Jordan, Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, was my guest in the…
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Listen (John Batchelor): More suspicions about IRS from House GOP

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Suspicions about Internal Revenue Service audits of groups that already had tax-exempt status are the latest development in the House Oversight Committee investigation of IRS activities.  Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan ask Treasury Inspector General for…
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What media’s missing in Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity story

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Rumors that Cumulus, a radio company that owns hundreds of stations across the country, is “dumping” Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity popped up in Politico again today. These rumors are not new, and they are not really news when you…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Slow economy, but bulls lead stocks; Snowden spooks intel community

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10pm hour, part 1, Francis Rose guest hosting The John Batchelor Show Gas prices are going up, unemployment isn’t going down, and the economy is, at best, standing still.  But the stock market regularly hits highs, and the bulls are…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Coup in Egypt; Abe triumphs in Japan; Cuba deal coming?

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9pm hour, part 1, Francis Rose guest hosting The John Batchelor Show A light rain fell in Washington DC today; the rain in Cairo is a rain of bullets, and perhaps a coming reign of terror.  Violence continues as the…
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Listen (John Batchelor): new name in IRS probe: who’s William Wilkins?

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A new name appears today in the investigation into Internal Revenue Service probes into conservative groups: William Wilkins, the chief counsel (top lawyer) at the IRS.  John Batchelor and his co-host for the night, Mary Kissel of Opinion Journal and…
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