When his wife got a job in Bethesda, Md., Michael Hartigan knew it was his chance to get a communications job in the Washington, D.C., political scene.
"Explore everything, because you never know when there may be a connecting skill set," Hartigan said. "The basis of my job is journalism and communication, and just being able to sit here and have a conversation with a reporter or official or head of an agency has benefited me greatly."
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Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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