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A fighting president is the best antidote to GOP hyperventilating on ‘scandals’

Commentary: Amid IRS controversy, Congress should challenge Obama to join in revising the tax code.
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. John Mica (R-FL) uses a marker and white board while questioning witnesses during a hearing May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/AFP/Getty Images)
The American public is often pilloried for being out of touch, unaware or even uninterested in the inner workings of our democracy. Despite a weeklong force-feeding of the IRS/Tea Party-targeting expose, Americans are more discerning about would-be government scandals than Republican congressmen assume.
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