Joe Schoffstall is a video reporter and content specialist for MRCTV.

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June 12, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander said today that, even though his agency is doing "the right thing" by conducting surveillance on citizens, it still takes "great pride" in protecting their civil liberties.
June 12, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT
In 2006, then-Senator Joe Biden said he doesn't trust a president or vice president who spies on American citizens.
June 10, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT
The White House is calling for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, citing that women earn just 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts.
June 6, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Senate Appropriates Committee Thursday and refused to answer whether the government monitored the phones of those within Congress.
June 4, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
Rep. Jim McDermott asked if the IRS targeting of conservative groups was more likely caused by mid-level employees acting stupidly or a grand plot by the Obama Administration.
May 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT
A new study from a human rights organization says 50 million Americans are having a difficult time buying an adequate amount of food.
May 30, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT
The American Center for Law and Justice has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General, Treasury Secretary, and the IRS on behalf of more than two dozen Tea Party groups.
May 29, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today that he sees "no conflict" between Attorney General Holder's testimony that he wasn't involved in the decision of whether to prosecute Fox News Reporter James Rosen - even though Holder signed the subpoena for Rosen's e-mails.
May 28, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT
The number of Illinois residents on food stamps increased 10.5% from a year ago, according to the latest monthly data reported by the USDA.
May 28, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT
Rep. Hank Johnson says he's confidence Pres. Obama would never use a federal agency for "political purposes" despite scandals currently engulfing multiple government agencies.
May 24, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT
Pres. Obama addressed the U.S. Naval Academy today and used a portion of his speech to take a shot at lawmakers who reject compromise.
May 24, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT
In 2007, then Senator Obama called on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign for acting more like an "enabler of the administration."
May 22, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT
Former IRS chief Doug Shulman told a House committee that he does not take personal responsibility for an IRS list with criteria but does accept the fact it happened on his watch.
May 22, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT
At a House Oversight Committee hearing today, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) said that, if IRS officials continue to dodge questions, the committee have no choice but to get a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of the scandal.
May 21, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on immigration bill S. , Sen. Dick Durbin acknowledged that the issue of healthcare is "not totally resolved" for employers in the current bill.
May 20, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged senior level staffers in the White House knew of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, but that it was never brought up to President Obama.
May 20, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT
Tea Partiers will be staging nationwide protests of IRS offices on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
May 15, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder said that he's "95 to 99 percent" certain the Deputy Attorney General was the person who authorized a subpoena of AP phone records.
May 14, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT
"Imagine the story on Fox," White House Press Sec. Jay Carney said in his explanation of why Pres. Obama couldn't contact Atty. Gen. Holder regarding the seizure of AP phone records.
May 14, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT
On September 29, 2010, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus wrote a letter to the IRS calling for an investigation into the political activities of tax-exempt groups.