IRS http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-44 <p>U.S. senators of both parties are directing outrage at top IRS officials over not being informed earlier about the tax agency’s work to target conservatives, and they’re demanding answers. Today on River to River, it’s politics day. Host Ben Kieffer sits down with our analysts, Tim Hagle, of the University of Iowa, and Chris Larimer, of the University of Northern Iowa, to find out what questions are being asked, why it matters, and how much of what we’re seeing is simply political grandstanding.</p><p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:31:43 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 21196 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Scandals Distracting from Second Term Priorities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/scandals-distracting-second-term-priorities <p> U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is under fire for a wide-ranging subpoena of phone records at the Associated Press, as part of investigating a national security leak. That, along with continuing investigations of the IRS and the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, has sucked all the air out of Washington for several days. Host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Wayne Moyer from Grinnell College and Donna Hoffman from University of Northern Iowa about the scandals and how they're impacting President Obama's second-term agenda.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:04:31 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 20829 at http://iowapublicradio.org Scandals Distracting from Second Term Priorities