DAY'S END ROUND-UP

FROM THE BLOGS:

This is what the gender gap in Congress looks like
Salon's Katie McDonough highlights an infograph illustrating the gender disparity among elected officials

How the IRS just handed the Tea Party its biggest victory
Slate's Dave Weigel argues the scandal has validated concerns raised by the conservative groups.

Jay Carney's Waterloo
National Review's Charles C.W. Cooke says the press secretary has floundered in recent days

Outrageous and intrusive IRS questions
The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft highlights questions of Tea Party groups by the IRS he sees as harassment 

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Russia orders expulsion of accused spy
Russia called the actions of American Ryan Fogle "provocative" and reminiscent of the Cold War, The Hill's Julian Pecquet reports

Justice Department launches IRS probe
Attorney General Eric Holder ordered an investigation into the targeting of conservative political groups, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports