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More personnel movement at the IRS: President Obama appointed senior budget adviser Danny Werfel to become acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner, while Joseph Grant, the commissioner of Tax Exempt/Government Entities Division at the agency, is planning to retire soon.

Boehner charges 'remarkable arrogance': On the heels of a trio of developments that have put the White House on defense, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Thursday the Obama administration has displayed "remarkable arrogance."

Did somebody try to smear Menendez? FBI investigators are looking into whether someone set out to smear Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) while he was running for reelection in 2012.

Another sign points to Weiner mayoral bid: It's looking more and more like Anthony Weiner is going to run for mayor of New York City. The latest sign: He was spotted by NBC 4 of New York shooting a campaign-style video in front of his childhood home.

House votes to repeal Obamacare: On a largely party line 229-195 vote, House Republicans voted to repeal the the federal health care law. As was the case the first 36 times, the measure won't get any traction in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Twitter war of words: After House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tweeted out a call for brief descriptions of Obamacare, the White House wrote back with a suggestion, which in turn prompted input from Boehner:



No rain delay here: It began to rain during Obama's Rose Garden news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prompting a pair of Marines to shield the leaders from the elements with umbrellas:

Edwards to address conference: Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards is back on the speaking circuit. He is set to address a June conference held by a marketing firm.


Have you tried standing on your head or holding your breath?

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.



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