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By Jim Acosta (CNN)-The Internal Revenue Service's targeting conservative groups...

the Justice Department's secret subpoena of Associated Press phone records...

And erroneous talking points in the immediate aftermath of last year's Benghazi terrorist attack.

The White House is dealing with all three controversies.

But despite all the so-called scandals, the president's approval rating is holding steady -- at least for now.

"You all are going to get wet!"

As President Obama escaped the White House to deliver a commencement speech in a steady rain at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Republicans were still pouring it on.

"There is a culture of intimidation through the administration."

TOP GOP LEADERS FANNED OUT ON THE SUNDAY TALK SHOWS, VOWING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE IRS TARGETING SCANDAL INVOLVING TEA PARTY AND CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

"Who knew? When did they know? Why did they do this? How high up in government did it go?"

"What they want to do in they are lacking of positive agenda is try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions."

A FEISTY SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISER DAN PFEIFFER WAS ASKED TIME AND AGAIN, WHEN DID THE PRESIDENT FIND OUT ABOUT IT?

"When it came out in the news a week ago Friday, I think. And here's why. Because here's the cardinal rule when you know a situations like these, not for just for this White House but for all White Houses is you do not interfere in an independent investigation."

The IRS scandal hasn't damaged the President's approval numbers, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

BUT A DEEPER LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FINDS THE PUBLIC REMAINS CONCERNED ABOUT THE IRS, ALONG WITH THE QUESTIONS ABOUT BENGHAZI AND THE GOVERNMENT'S SEIZURE OF PHONE RECORDS FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS JOURNALISTS.

AFTER HIS ADDRESS TO THOSE COLLEGE GRADUATES ON SUNDAY, THE PRESIDENT TOLD A DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER, IT'S HIM VERSUS WASHINGTON.

"Sometimes you feel like Washington is impeding rather than advancing the possibilities that these young people represent."

BUT WITH MORE HEARINGS FEATURING TOP IRS OFFICIALS COMING THIS WEEK -- IT'S A FEELING THE PRESIDENT MAY NEED TO GET USED TO. JIM ACOSTA CNN, WASHINGTON.

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