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  • Congress to be briefed on review of Boston bombing

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • John Boehner: Lawmaker seen kissing aide faces decision

    Boehner says he has spoken with Rep. Vance McAllister but won't share the details of their conversation. The Louisiana congressman's political future has been in doubt since he was caught on videotape kissing a senior aide.

  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative...

  • Harry Reid's official website attack on Koch brothers may have violated Senate rules

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have broken Senate ethics and Internet rules by using his official website to attack libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch, a possible violation of the chamber's prohibition on "partisan" material on members' publicly funded webpages. The...

  • Veteran tells Congress he was handed a 'death sentence' by botched care at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Barry Coates knows he will die soon and thus become another preventable patient death resulting from botched care at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. In November 2010, Coates sought treatment for severe abdominal pain and rectal bleeding at a VA hospital in Hartsville, S.C. The...

  • US senators urge full enforcement on steel imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. In a letter sent Wednesday, the senators...

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The classified letter came to light after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 last week...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from...

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. Committee investigators say they have uncovered evidence that Lois Lerner...

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should consider contempt charge for former CIA deputy chief

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should consider holding former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in contempt for repeatedly misleading Congress regarding the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. "Yes, we need to think about that," the South Carolina Republican told a...

  • Corporate welfare debate hits the Senate floor as Pat Toomey knocks the Export-Import Bank

    Toomey's speech comes on the occasion of a nomination for the Ex-Im Board and it follows yesterday's rally House Democrats held in support of the agency.

  • Ways and Means uses timeline to make case against Lois Lerner over IRS targeting

    The House Ways and Means Committee has released a timeline that they say makes the case that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was actively targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status ahead of the 2012 election cycle.

  • VIDEO: House committee holds hearing in preventable Veterans Affairs deaths

    The House Committee on Veterans Affairs demanded answers Wednesday at a hearing on curbing the number of preventable deaths at Veterans Affairs facilities.

From the Weekly Standard