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Benghazi Committee Ends, Keeps Costing Money

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The work of the Select Committee on Benghazi theoretically ended on Friday the way it began ― amid partisan acrimony ― but with a m...

Black Congressman Begs FBI Director To Do Something About Police Killings

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Five hours into a hearing with FBI director James Comey about Hillary Clinton’s emails, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) changed the subj...

FBI Director Dismantles Most Damaging Claims Against Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― FBI Director James Comey on Thursday defended his decision to forgo a criminal case against Hillary Clinton, and in the process managed...

Benghazi Committee Is STILL Doing Stuff

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after releasing an 800-page report that failed to pin any fresh blame on Hillary Clinton, the House Select Committee on Benghazi w...

Hillary Clinton Reassures House Democrats 2016 Is Not Just About Her

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made it clear to House Democrats on Wednesday that she has their backs, touting a message...

Benghazi Committee Turns 2 Years Old, But Still Isn’t Done

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Remember the House Select Committee on Benghazi? The ninth official probe into what really happened in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on t...

Congressman Rips Pharma Company For Price Gouging On Heroin Overdose Drug

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his opening remarks at the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the heroin epidemic, Rep. Elijah Cummin...

Top Republican Promises Rick Snyder Will Have 'A Tough Day' On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a hearing in which officials from multiple levels of government insisted they'd done nothing wrong in their handling of the Flint ...

Elijah Cummings Says Republicans Are Soft On Rick Snyder Over Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee wants Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to release more emails pertaining to the Flint water...

'Green News Report' - February 4, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans keep ignoring it; FL m...

Martin Shkreli Smirks At Congressional Appeals To His Humanity

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former price-gouging pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at a congre...

Congress Seeks Answers On Flint Water Crisis, Doesn't Get Them

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress wanted to get to the bottom of the Flint water crisis, but several key players were missing from an oversight hearin...

Heroin Crisis Forces Lawmakers To Move On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- The first words Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) spoke at the Democrats' annual issues conference here addressed the death of Freddie Gray in...

The Democratic Race May Be Over

GVH Live | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Hillary Clinton, once burdened with a profusion of image and credibility problems, has had a great many weights lifted off her shoulders this month. The Democratic presidential front-runner has defended her record at the State Department, dodged a serious challenge from Vice President Joe Biden and saw two of her primary opponents leave the race.

Benghazi and the Congressman from Maryland

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Four years after his call to Republicans to stop "the inflammatory rhetoric" and to stop "the partisan gamesmanship," Elijah Cummings, once again, in his opening remarks at the recent Benghazi hearing pleaded with his colleagues.

A Matter of Trust: Slowing Wall Street's Revolving Door

Craig Holman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Craig Holman

The financial crisis came primarily from a revolving-door dance between two groups: Wall Street itself, and the government regulators overseeing Wall Street. Over the last decade, these two groups have increasingly become the same people.

Friday Talking Points -- Hillary's Very Good Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.

Top Democrat Slams Benghazi Committee Chair For False Claim Against Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, called out the committee's chair on Sunday...

Lawmakers Seek To Make Federal Hiring Practices Fairer To Former Convicts

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that prohibits federal agencies and contractors from asking about the cr...

U.S. Government Outlines Solar Power Boost For The Poor

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - The White House took steps this week to boost the installation of solar power and ot...

How to Combat Child Poverty in the U.S.

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

It's not something that just afflicts people of one color or ethnicity. It's striking families who never imagined that they could find themselves telling their kids that they don't have any food or that the electricity has been shut off.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Benghazi Chair Delays Hillary Clinton Testimony Because He Doesn't Have Enough Docs | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Committee on Benghazi said Thursday that testimony from Hillary Clinton would be delayed, placing blame on the State Departmen...

Jennifer Bendery

Maryland Lawmakers Stand By Prosecutor's Charges In Freddie Gray Probe | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland lawmakers on Sunday praised State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the way she conducted her investigation into the death of Freddi...

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Police-Community Relations Is The 'Civil Rights Cause Of This Generation'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the relationship between law enforcement and ordinary citizens is "the civil rights cause of this gen...

Laura Barron-Lopez

House Panel Asks Hillary Clinton To Testify Twice On Emails, Benghazi | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Select Committee on Benghazi asked Hillary Clinton on Thursday to testify in two public hearings, one about her use of email d...