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Trump Team Sent Federal Watchdogs An Ominous Message That Has People Worried

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― It was a week before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and hockey fans in D.C. were watching the Washington Capitals take on the...

GOP Committee Members Take First Vote To Protect Trump's Conflicts of Interest

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans on the House Oversight Committee unanimously voted against an amendment offered by Democrats to the committee’s rules to ...

Donald Trump Never Gave Business Documents To Ethics Office, Democrat Says

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Before he was sworn in, President Donald Trump disappointed ethics experts by refusing to sell his business empire. Instead, he present...

The Bob And Chez Show Podcast: We Call Paul Ryan's Office About Obamacare, Plus, Are There Grizzlies in Schools?

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today’s topics include: The Trump Crisis Day 82; Trump gets the nuclear codes tomorrow; Numerous intelligence agencies probing Russia, money and Tr...

Republicans Threaten Government Ethics Official Who Criticized Trump

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to address potential conflicts is “meaningless,” the head of the Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday....

These Government Watchdogs May Be Our Best Hope Of Keeping A Trump Administration In Check

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are taking control of the executive branch and both chambers of the legislative branch next month, giving them essentially ...

Top Congressional Watchdog Uninterested In Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Before He Takes Office

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s election to the presidency has raised serious questions about a web of potential conflicts of interest. Democrats are ...

Top Democrats Press For Investigation Into 'Chaotic' Trump Transition

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) urged the Government Accountability Office Wednesday to look into Pres...

GOP Sent Armed Marshals After Hillary Clinton's Tech Guy

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Hillary Clinton’s former tech expert in contempt of ...

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 01.09.2017 | 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 02.04.2017 | 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 10.27.2016 | 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 10.27.2016 | 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.