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Friday, January 10, 2014
Wall Street Lournal: Law & Order: Political Victims Unit and other news, editorials and opinions
Rep. Jim Jordan co-authored a letter this week to Attorney General Eric Holderexpressing outrage that an Obama political donor is leading the IRS investigation. Mr. Jordan tells us that the FBI informed the House Oversight Committee last fall that Assistant Director Valerie Parlave of the FBI's Washington Field Office was running the case. But the committee later learned from former IRS staff that Justice Civil Rights Division attorney Barbara Bosserman, the Democratic political donor, has taken the lead in questioning witnesses. Justice says it's not allowed to consider political affiliations in making personnel decisions. But we wonder why Congress only learned about her role from third parties. Meanwhile, a Journal editorial this morning compares the IRS scandal to the September closure of New Jersey traffic lanes. And Peggy Noonan says there's a lesson in Jersey for politicians nationwide.
ECONOMISTS EXPECT JOB GAINS...
Today is job-report day. The consensus is for 200,000 net new jobs in December, and no change in the 7% unemployment rate.
...BUT PERHAPS NOT ENOUGH TO STOP PRINTING MONEY
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said Thursdayevening that weak inflation and "too high" levels of unemployment argue in favor of the central bank doing more to help the economy, reports Dow Jones. Meanwhile the European Central Bank seems just as eager to print more money.