Obama slams IRS targeting, defends Libya effort

Obama slams IRS targeting, defends Libya effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama today called reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups “outrageous” and said anyone responsible should be held accountable. He pushed back strongly against fresh Republican criticism of the administration’s handling of last year’s deadly Benghazi attacks, calling it a political “sideshow.” The president was dogged by the persisting political controversies as he tended to diplomatic duties during a visit with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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