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Zach Carter

Politicians, Activists Mourn Aaron Swartz At Capitol Hill Memorial | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of mourners gathered on Capitol Hill Monday to celebrate the life of Internet activist Aaron Swartz and to advocate changes to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Is Obama Trying To Undermine Whistleblowers? | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers concerned about whistleblower protections in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) say President...

Washington's Jaw Drops At Possibility Of AIG Bailout Lawsuit

Politico | Anna Palmer | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Word swept across Washington from Capitol Hill to K Street and the administration — and the response wasn’t positive “AIG should thank Americ...

PHOTOS: Capitol Hill Legends Honored In Anacostia

Posted 12.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two Capitol Hill legends were honored Tuesday night by We Act Radio (1480-AM), the Anacostia-based commercial progressive radio station....

Mercury, Vaccines Hot Topics at Autism Hearing

David Kirby | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
David Kirby

You probably didn't know it, but Congress recently held a major hearing on the government's response to autism, grilling two key federal officials on everything from prevalence studies to services for adults with the disorder.

Trymaine Lee

True The Vote Target Of Congressional Inquiry | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

A Democratic congressman has launched an investigation into True The Vote, a conservative Tea Party group that has attempted to purge thousands of reg...

Wal-Mart Discloses "Nada" in Mexigate Bribery Case

Al Norman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart now has until August 28 to become transparent. For a company that says it has no gray areas, Wal-Mart remains a remarkably opaque company. Only a business with something to hide would stone-Wal Congress this way.

Dem Says Before Tea Party, Ryan's Medicare Plan Didn't Have A Chance In Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) "could barely get a vote" for his Medicare plans because they were so far to the right they were "over the cliff," Rep. Elija...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

Dan Froomkin

Dems Seek Info About Firms That Funded Anti-Bribery Law Campaign | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic congressmen are investigating whether the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's tenacious attack on a key anti-bribery statute has l...

Dave Jamieson

Scott Walker Gave Dubious Testimony To Congress: House Dems | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

In light of a videotape that surfaced earlier this month, Democrats with the House oversight committee say they want embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Wa...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Wants Contempt Vote, But Boycotted When Dems Wanted One | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is threatening a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Con...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: Mortgage Boss Hid Proof Obama's Mortgage Breaks Would Save Billions | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday accused the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency -- who has refused to follo...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Adviser Left Amid Ethics Investigation: Aide | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top labor adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stepped down from his volunteer role with the campaign not long before he wa...

Congress Looks Into Walmart's Lobbying Against Anti-Bribery Law

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Two congressmen investigating the Walmart bribery scandal announced on Wednesday that they will also begin probing Walmart's lobbying against the Fore...

Walmart To Be Investigated By Congress Over Mexican Bribery Scandal

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

Soon, the world's biggest retailer will be forced to answer to Congress. Two Democratic Representatives launched an investigation Monday afternoon...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Anger, Apologies At Congressional Hearing On GSA's Lavish Conference | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tempers flared and apologies were issued Monday during a congressional hearing investigating a lavish conference and what officials call...

Lucia Graves

Republican Lawmaker Accidentally Reveals Truth Behind Solyndra Investigation | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans failed to produce a smoking gun, one Republican lawmak...

Lucia Graves

Senior Dem Blasts Issa Over 'Unsubstantiated' Energy Probes | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chair of the House Oversight Committee has launched "unsubstantiated" investigations into the Department of Energy, the com...

Laura Bassett

House Dems Walk Out Of Birth Control Hearing | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Democrats walked out of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious liberty and the birth control rule on Thursda...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Ex-Fannie Mae Employee: Executives 'Philosophically Opposed' To Loan Forgiveness | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Fannie Mae executives are refusing to forgive part of homeowners' mortgage debt because they are "philosophically opposed" to the idea, according to a...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Reacts To Planned McPherson No- Camping Enforcement | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters at Tuesday morning's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on their McPherson Square encampment a...

Top Democrat Hits Back On Darrell Issa's Occupy DC Probe

| Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) appears to be in the early stages of launching an investigation into the Department of...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Amanda Terkel

House Oversight Committee Conflict | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has begun to assert veto control over how Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ...