By Sean Lengell | 10/07/13 03:24 PM
Top brass at the Internal Revenue Service violated agency policy -- and possibly federal law -- by repeatedly using non-secure private email accounts to conduct official business, including sending classified documents to non-agency email addresses, says the head of the House oversight panel....
By Sean Lengell | 10/07/13 05:07 AM
The Supreme Court kicks off its 2013-14 season this week by reviewing a case that could lead to more money flowing into federal elections, while cases involving workplace disputes, union influence and copyright issues will fill the court's docket in the coming months.
By Sean Lengell | 10/04/13 05:14 AM
The U.S. Postal Service has long vowed that neither bad weather nor gloom of night will keep it from delivering the nation's mail. But sagging incomes, rising debt and the nation's increasing reliance on electronic communication are threatening the organization like Mother Nature never could....
By Sean Lengell | 10/03/13 06:43 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has suggested that the chamber's Republican leaders are in no hurry to let the partial government shutdown end in a move designed to gain bargaining leverage on deals to fund federal agencies and increase the nation's borrowing limit. As an Oct. 17 deadline...
By Sean Lengell | 10/02/13 04:05 PM
House Democrats are pressing for an immigration reform package that would give millions of undocumented workers a chance at citizenship, despite the government shutdown and looming debt-limit crisis.
By Sean Lengell | 09/30/13 09:15 PM
With congressional inaction putting the federal government on the brink of a partial shutdown, the public's disgust of Congress is at a record high, a new poll released Monday says. Only 10 percent of respondents to a CNN-sponsored survey approve of the way Congress is handling its job. That's...
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 05:04 AM
If Congress' showdown over a government shutdown were compared to a tennis match, the ball is now on the Senate's side of the court, but not for long.
By Rebecca Berg and Sean Lengell | 09/29/13 02:56 PM
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy on Sunday said House Republicans have "other options" if the Senate kicks back a government spending bill clean of any anti-Obamacare provisions. But the California Republican suggested House GOP leaders will continue to link their fight against the health...
By Sean Lengell | 09/29/13 02:10 PM
Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday accused Capitol Hill Republicans of "begging for America to fail" over their repeated attempts to defund or delay President Obama's health care law. But Clinton added he's confident the Affordable Health Care is here to stay, saying he can't envision a...
By Sean Lengell | 09/28/13 04:12 PM
The threat of a government shutdown looms larger every minute. But that doesn't mean the entire government will close its doors if Congress fails to pass a budget bill in time for the new fiscal year that begins Tuesday. Up to 800,000 federal employees could be furloughed as services deemed...
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