President Barack Obama finds himself dealing with three separate scandals in a confluence of events that could threaten his second-term agenda.
He was already in damage control mode and trying to dismiss GOP criticism of his administration's handling of September's deadly Benghazi attacks.
Now, the Internal Revenue Service has been under scrutiny for targeting conservative groups - a surprising admission that Obama vocally criticized.
And meanwhile, a third scandal erupted after the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had secretly obtained its phone records.
Even the most ardent liberals can't ignore the impact of three potential scandals at once, as Obama's plans for his second term might be in real trouble.