WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
Acting IRS commissioner out: President Obama announced that acting IRS commissioner Steve T. Miller would resign amid the scandal over the targeting of conservative groups at the agency.
Holder offers scant new details in hearing: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. offered few new details about the Justice Department’s decision to secretly obtain journalists’ phone records on Wednesday, as the White House began pushing for a federal media shield law in an apparent act of damage control amid criticism.
White House releases Benghazi e-mails: The White House released 100 pages of e-mails illustrating the differences between intelligence analysts and State Department officials over how to describe the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. The e-mails show the internal debate did not include political interference from the White House. Meanwhile, the White House also released 2012 financial disclosure reports from President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Bachmann going on TV: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is spending a small but notable sum on a TV ad buy for the next two weeks. It’s notable because of how early in the election cycle the ad buy comes.
Romney reportedly building Utah House: Mitt Romney is reportedly building a new home in Holladay, Utah, the Deseret News reports. A source told the paper he plans to live nearby while the house is built, but will split time with homes elsewhere across the country. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Romney and his family purchased two adjoining homes in Holladay, both zoned for equestrian use.
Schauer leaning toward run: Former Michigan Democratic congressman Mark Schauer said he is “strongly leaning toward putting a campaign together” for governor in 2014.
Tancredo for governor again? After running as a third-party candidate in 2010, former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo is considering running for governor of Colorado in 2014. He is now a Republican once again.
NRSC hits Democrats on IRS scandal: The National Republican Senatorial Committee is targeting eight Democratic senators or Senate candidates who the committee says were “silent” about or supportive of previous efforts to push for more scrutiny of certain nonprofit groups. All of them have condemned the IRS’s decision to target conservative groups, which was revealed last week.
THE FIX MIX:
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