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  • 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.

  • Moran loses bid to boost lawmakers' pay

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia offered the plan as a replacement for the $2,800 cost-of-living increase that would be denied lawmakers...

  • Ways and Means asks Justice Department to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner

    According to a statement issued by the House Ways and Means Committee, the panel believes Lerner may have violated the law by unfairly targeting conservative groups, including the influential Crossroads GPS, misleading investigators who were looking into the matter and illegally exposing private...

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Senate Republicans block paycheck fairness bill at center of Democratic political agenda

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...

  • Shocking details of rampant racism, sexism prompt Rep. Sean Duffy to ask if it's time for CFPB's Richard Cordray to resign

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray's agency has been slammed in recent months for refusing to divulge to Congress details of its lavish spending on a new headquarters. The CFPB has also been exposed by the Washington Examiner for running an NSA-like surveillance...

  • Q&A: Paul Ryan guides Republicans back to robust defense spending

    With his final spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is attempting to move the Republican Party back to its Reagan roots as committed to investing in a strong defense even amid challenging budgetary conditions.

  • Seeking political gain, Democrats welcome Republican defeat of Paycheck Fairness bill

    Senate Republicans are poised to defeat a pay equity measure on Wednesday. The “Paycheck Fairness Act” is a key part of a new Democratic agenda that is focused on contrasting the Democratic Party with the GOP ahead of November elections.

  • Dianne Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it...

  • Oversight panel recommends House hold Lois Lerner in contempt

    A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report on Tuesday recommended the full House find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to answers questions about the agency's conservative-targeting scandal. "Lois Lerner's testimony is...

  • Examiner Editorial: Congress should heed GAO and stop duplicative spending

    The United States has always been a nation brimming from one end to the other with pragmatic people blessed with extra helpings of common sense. That’s one of the keys to understanding why Americans have built the richest country on earth, with the most widely distributed prosperity in human...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a wide swath of programs, including Medicaid, food and farm aid and eliminating subsidies for Amtrak and airline flights...

  • Steny Hoyer says he hasn't smoked pot

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer denied he ever smoked marijuana after hinting otherwise during his weekly briefing Tuesday with reporters. The Maryland Democrat, when asked about legislation to decriminalize marijuana that passed the Maryland legislature on Monday, said he supported the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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