By Joel Gehrke | 04/09/14 06:11 PM
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., hasn't responded to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa's request for information that Cummings received from former IRS official Lois Lerner's attorney. "I'll give him a response," Cummings told the Washington Examiner on...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/09/14 05:57 PM
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said a GOP accusation that ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings asked the IRS for information about a conservative group might "destroy any possibility of comity" between the two sides on the panel....
By Joel Gehrke | 04/09/14 05:43 PM
House Ways and Means Committee Republicans aren't ruling out the use of the chamber's "inherent contempt" authority if Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to act on the panel's accusations against former IRS official Lois Lerner. The committee voted Wednesday to seek an investigation of...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/09/14 01:33 PM
President Obama isn't worried about the Rev. Al Sharpton's history as an FBI informant with ties to the mafia, his spokesman said, and doesn't think that the news makes his impending visit to Sharpton's National Action Network awkward. "Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network have made...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/09/14 11:38 AM
Sen. Sherrod Brown promised that he'll be fair to Wall Street banks if he ascends to the chairmanship of the Senate Banking Committee, as he is in line to do if Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declines it in hopes of being majority leader.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 05:52 PM
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, can't believe Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that lawmakers ask the Treasury Department, rather than attorneys in his bailiwick, to provide the legal basis for President Obama's unilateral delays of the employer mandate. "Wow," Lee laughed when told of Holder's...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 05:29 PM
House Democratic women on Tuesday contradicted a White House economist who said that the wage gap between men and women reflects different professional choices that women make, rather than workplace gender discrimination. "We're saying one thing: equal pay for equal work," House Minority...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 03:12 PM
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., argued that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts upheld Obamacare in order to help Republicans, analysis he offered to buttress the idea that the court's five Republican nominees are partisan jurists.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 11:37 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 11:27 AM
Justice Department attorneys are reviewing the possibility of charging Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for perjury, as Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., wants, for his statements during a Senate hearing about National Security Agency data collection. "We take our responsibility...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 10:52 AM
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., thanked the Koch brothers' political action committee for donating to his re-election campaign back when he was running for office, not trying to protect a Senate majority that he hopes to lead by attacking the Kansas billionaires on a regular basis. “Thank you so...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 08:59 AM
Former Environmental Protection Agency official John Beale is in prison for defrauding the government of almost $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy, and now congressional investigators are turning their attention to a colleague suspected of helping him.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 07:08 PM
Rep. Vance McAllister, the freshman House member from Louisiana who won his seat in a special election after receiving the support of "Duck Dynasty" stars Phil and Willie Robertson, "was caught in video surveillance two days before Christmas passionately embracing and kissing one of his...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 04:05 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder denied that the Justice Department "took a position" on a Louisiana school choice program that administration officials tried to restrict by asking a federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers to students in some school districts. “I...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/06/14 10:27 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brushed off former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' prediction that Obamacare's twice-delayed employer mandate will never take effect.
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