Opening Act: BengAPzIRS

Demonstrators protest the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack before a rally on November 4, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Glenn Beck’s web site was on top of the IRS story a mere 15 months ago.

Jonathan Cohn frets about health reform pitfalls. You had to read the bill, after all, to know what’s in it.

Ben Weyl reads the future from Ben Bernanke’s lectures.

Molly Hooper sees the House GOP out-running Boehner and creating a special Benghazi panel.

Robert Koenig explains how Roy Blunt’s EPA hold fits into the GOP’s pattern of blocking the Obama administration—something that gets easier to do when everyone’s talking about scandals instead.

Charlie Cook doubts that Benghazi will affect Obama’s approval ratings. I’ve only traveled a few times this year but I certainly haven’t heard much talk about it outside conservative radio.