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Operation Choke Point: Life Imitating Arts

Bruce Fein | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." So said Oscar Wilde. The Obama administration's scorn for due process is exemplary.

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.

John Kerry Says He'll Comply With Benghazi Requests

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he will comply with "whatever responsibilities" he has to Congress in answering questions about...

'Shut Up!' -- Really GOP?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.

Our Taxpayer Dollars: Going to Waste and Wealthy Corporations

Jaimie Woo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Let's help our budget crises by continuing billion-dollar handouts to huge, profitable agribusinesses. Apparently, that's what Congress thinks.

Postal Service Up Against Bill That Could Mandate 6-Day Mail Delivery

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

(Corrects name of Newspaper Association CEO to Tonda Rush from Tonya in paragraph 9) WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. lobbyin...

GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.

Reality Bites: Massachusetts Economy Proves Health Care Reform Didn't Destroy Businesses

Kelly Bovio | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Kelly Bovio

If government and business can align around the urgent moral, business and fiscal imperatives that made health care reform essential, the nation can put this challenge behind it and go to work together on the next one.

GOP Rep. Who Suggested Elections Drive Solyndra Investigation Continues Charge

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who recently appeared to admit that Republicans' ongoing probes of the Department of Energy's loan program are la...

Gun Industry Militarization Drives Mexico Gun Trafficking

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

If Congress wants to find the real causes of the gun traffic to Mexico, it needs to look upstream to the gun industry's callous transformation of the American gun market into one more suited to warfare than sport.

Government Oversight Committee Demands Economic Considerations for Gulf Safety Regs

Jerry Cope | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

It is misguided at best and counter to any reasonable concept of independently established regulatory protection to factor economic considerations into the formula for safety regulations.

Watchdog Says Overhaul Won't Stopped Future Bailouts

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Treasury Department official said Wednesday that the financial regulatory law enacted last summer will help the government avoid ...

Go Home: Incoming Leader of the 112th Congress Issues Odd Marching Order

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Eric Cantor recently unveiled his calendar for the first session of the next Congress, one that has the House in session for fewer days than during any first session in the past decade. Something has to give, but it's not clear what that will be.

The State Department Takes Charge: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held an important and under covered hearing entitled ""Transition in Iraq: Is the State Department Prepared to Take the Lead?"

House Bill Emphasizes US Military History

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

Congress is considering a resolution to declare November U.S. Military History Month. The truth is, soldiers are returning to a nation that no longer embraces their service as a serious educational subject.

Ryan Grim

House Dem Oversight Staff Battling Each Other | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been enmeshed in an internal staff battle for more than two years, with accusations of racism,...

AIG, Goldman Sachs Bailout: 'Secret Document' Reveals Goldman's Toxic Derivatives | Richard Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bloomberg Markets reports in its April issue. Representative Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government R...

Join Our Investigation: How Often Do Health Insurers Deny Claims?

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid all the loud arguments about the proper role for government and private companies in American health care, one point often seems lost: Exactly ho...

Bernanke's a Bully and Ken Lewis Is a Weenie

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jill Schlesinger

Lawmakers may have grilled the wrong wiener today.

Officials Acknowledge Program to Treat Injured War Contractors Is Seriously Flawed

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica This story was co-published with the Los Angeles Times. Washington — Lawmakers on Thursday sharply critici...