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  • Secret Service head grilled over breach

    One after another, lawmakers expressed outrage and disbelief over the Sept. 19 breach, along with another incident involving the Secret Service's botched response to a shooter who fired off seven shots that hit the White House's upper residence in 2011.

  • Secret Service director: 'It will never happen again'

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said she "takes full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.

  • Congress demands answers on security

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.

  • Republicans pile on criticism of Lerner, Democrats remain silent

    Republicans led the charge to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress earlier this year.

  • Issa responds to Lois Lerner interview

    "She appears to have great confidence that her allies in the Obama Administration will not consider legal action after she resigned and declined to discuss the IRS’ actions against private citizens," Issa said.

  • Issa: Lerner should talk to Congress, not just the media

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said it is "telling" that ex-IRS administrator Lois Lerner gave a media interview defending herself, even though she has refused to testify before Congress about her involvement in the agency's alleged scheme to target...

  • Capitol Hill's favorite sport? Bashing the NFL

    From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.

  • One year after disaster, Obama administration hasn't fixed healthcare.gov security flaws

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, defended healthcare.gov to the House Oversight Committee — noting that no one's personal data has been compromised in a “malicious attack” — before acknowledging the massive security flaws that initially plagued the site.

  • Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

    House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...

  • Democrats claim latest House Benghazi panel just a GOP 'fishing expedition'

    Republicans say the committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is needed because administration officials haven't been forthcoming when previously called before Congress to explain what led to the 2012 attack.

  • Issa demands big changes from obscure, troubled commission

    The Eisenhower Memorial Commission has drawn ire by spending $15 million to commission a design that would put long, 80-foot high planks depicting a wintry Kansas landscape on the National Mall.

  • UPDATED: Awkward phone call prompts Issa letter charging 'under-the-table coordination'

    An inadvertent chat between public affairs staffers for the Department of Justice and a House committee has exposed a daily happening in the nation's capital that is rarely openly discussed.

  • Transparency advocates worry that DATA Act is in hands of a reluctant OMB

    Among President Obama's few significant legislative accomplishments during his brief tenure as a Democratic senator from Illinois was the creation in 2006 of a website to disclose how the federal government spends tax dollars.

  • Justice Department blocking House panel from talking to former IRS attorney

    In a letter, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said he was puzzled by DOJ's refusal to disclose Andrew Strelka's contact information, adding that "obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime."

  • Why did the government wait until now to disclose doomsday email backup?

    Whether John Koskinen was aware or not, judicial proceedings in a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the IRS have revealed that the federal government backs up all of its computer data, including employee email.



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