House and Senate aides said they were focusing on an Aug. 4, 2011, meeting in which the I.R.S.’s chief counsel appears to have
conferred with agency officials to discuss the activities of a team in the Cincinnati field office that had been subjecting applications for tax-exempt status from Tea Party and other conservative groups to a greater degree of review than those from other organizations.
If the inquiry determines any new link to the administration, it could change the political equation for the White House, which has stressed the I.R.S.’s independence even as President Obama has castigated the agency over the
allegations of political bias.
Late Tuesday, Mr. Obama said in a statement that “the report’s findings are
intolerable and inexcusable.”
But a matter
portrayed by the I.R.S. on Friday as a little-known operation conducted in Cincinnati, largely out of the sight of Washington officials, continued to sprawl.
But Wal-Mart and numerous other American retailers and apparel companies have sought to maintain a distance from the April 24 building collapse, and have
balked at the worker safety agreement urged by consumer and labor groups.
Under Gap’s proposal, if a retailer were found to have violated the agreement, the only
remedy would generally be public expulsion from the factory safety plan.
“What Gap wants is the right to
renege on its commitments when it wishes.”
When you have to cut off normal body parts to prevent a disease, that’s really pretty
barbaric when you think about it.”
Men with breast cancer and their families should also ask about the possibility of a genetic
predisposition to the disease.
It is also possible for women who are mutation carriers to avoid passing the gene to their children, by undergoing in vitro fertilization and having
embryos screened for BRCA genes.