IRS chief Miller falls on his sword and resigns

He hadn't been confirmed, but the Obama administration is desperate to get out in front of the trio of scandals that are roiling Washington, and asked for and got the resignation of Steven Miller, acting commissioner of the IRS. Asking a guy to resign who would have been gone in a month anyway is like bailing the engine room of the Titanic with a spoon - not worth the effort. But in this case, it's atmospherics that matters more than substance. Washington Post: The action was Obama's first substantive step to address a political uproar stemming from the IRS's disclosure that it had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. It capped a day when the White House tried to dampen two other furors that had put Obama on the defensive -- the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records and the administration's editing of talking points about the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, last year. In a brief but fiery evening statement in the East Room of the...(Read Full Post)