• IRS Targeting Back in the Headlines as Renewed Bonuses Draw Fire

      There’s a hearing today from the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee into potential IRS political targeting. Mike Emanuel reports. Meantime, the IRS is reinstating bonuses drawing fire from some politicians.

      The Wall Street Journal reports today on the controversy over those new CBO numbers on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Both sides trying to spin the news. The Wall Street Journal also reporting on the growing pressure on health care insurers to beef up the plans and doctor choices they allow under Obamacare.

      More than a million people lost power over the past few days as a barrage of winter storms took a toll on power lines and plants. Nearly half a million remain without power in PA and officials say it could take days to restore power.. Thousands of flights were cancelled and there were also many accidents. Weather remains an important story.

      The FAA is examining hundreds of airport control towers after an incident last September where lightning struck a tower at Baltimore’s airport.

      We’ll keep a close eye on the markets today, and on the weekly jobless #’s in light of growing fears about a worldwide economic slowdown. Tomorrow we get the first look at January jobs numbers.

      Today is the National Prayer Breakfast with a bipartisan gathering and talk on religion. President Obama will attend.

      There’s also a discussion on Iran & the bomb with Senator Ted Cruz and former CIA Director James Woolsey.

      Doug McKelway taking a look at new threats of terror on this opening ceremonies day for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. There are warnings terrorists could be targeting planes with toothpaste or cosmetic container bombs. James Rosen uses it as an opportunity to look at U.S. Russia relations. Hopefully he’ll mention the growing civil rights abuses of Russia.

      The only road into Valdez, Alaska has reopened after that avalanche two weeks ago cut off the town.

      GI Joe turns 50 today! We’ll celebrate with a nod to the greatest American hero in the G block!

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