1 hr ago
Special Counsel Clears White House Political Office Of Wrongdoing
The White House's political office did not engage in illegal partisan activity, a federal oversight agency said following a congressional hearing to probe whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes.
8 hrs ago
The Brief: An Arresting Situation With the National Guard
Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard explains the Guard's role in helping secure the border as Gov. Rick Perry, l, and DPS Director Steve McCraw listen July 21, 2014.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
House Republicans fear backlash from punting border bill to the fall
Ahead of a pivotal conference meeting Friday morning, rank-and-file lawmakers are openly fretting about the questions they would face from constituents if they break from legislative work without taking action to address the surge of child migrants into the United States.
House Democrat Goes Off on Republican 'Cuckoo Clocks'
"This has nothing to do with the law. This has to do with trying to manage some of the extremists, in your party-some of the cuckoo clocks who have been talking about impeachment."
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Daily Caller
Separated at Birth: Rep. Blake Farenthold
If Rep. Blake Farenthold is looking for another career , he could show up to a Seinfeld reunion show and probably fit in just fine.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Issa on Central America fact-finding trip
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from panel of witnesses including Jennifer O'Connor of the Office of the White House Counsel who once worked at the IRS, during the committee's hearing on "IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner's ... (more)
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Issa Leading Investigation of Border Crisis in Central America
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Central America described as a "rival" effort to a recent fact-finding trip from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Cybercast News Service
Rep. Farenthold: Putting Illegal Aliens on Path to Citizenship Will...
Rep. Blake Farenthold said that putting illegal aliens on a path to citizenship would "hurt unemployment in America" on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
GOP, Dems propose legal fix to border crisis
Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at plugging a legal loophole that has allows unaccompanied immigrant children to stay in the United States for months and even years while their amnesty claims are sorted out.
Jon Stewart blasts right-wing cruelty towards immigrant kids
Last night, Jon Stewart tore into the right-wingers who exhibited a sickening display of cruelty towards the children who fled here from Central America.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The Washington Post
Is the U.S. personnel system a viablea ?
The House federal workforce subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday morning to ask the question this way: "Is the Federal Government's General Schedule a Viable Personnel System for the Future?" In a report scheduled for release at the hearing, GAO said it identified "eight key attributes of a modern, effective [personnel] classification system," ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Series of federal scandals taint Senior Executive Service
Created under President Carter, the Senior Executive Service was designed to promote the best and brightest in federal government to transform the nation's bureaucracy.
The Daily Beast
Track Congress's Vanity in Real TimeBy Tim Mak
A new Twitter account monitors changes to Wikipedia pages made from congressional computers-and its creator has made the coding that powers its bot public.
Washington politics need dose of maturity
Remember Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks' bill in January of last year that would impeach President Obama for failing to present a balanced budget? Remember Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann's bill nine months later that would have impeached President Obama for last year's debt ceiling stalemate .
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Washington Post
House hearing examines a viabilitya of senior executive service
Yet, that's the implication from the title of last week's House hearing on "The Viability of the Senior Executive Service."
Kristol: Palin Makes Republicans look "Extreme"
Kristol seemed to agree [with Eric Holder's withering assessment of Palin] during an ABC News panel discussion on Sunday.
Times Record News
Texas immigration courts facing backlog of cases, delays
The Department of Justice is scrambling to find legal resources to deal with a flood of unaccompanied minors, but Texas immigration courts already have a backlog of almost 60,000 cases and an average wait stretching more than 15 months for a day in court.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Brattleboro Reformer
Our Opinion: The lunacy never ceases
For the past few weeks, the Republican from Ohio has been promising to file a lawsuit against Pres.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Too Many Senior Executives Receive Bonuses, Lawmakers Say
Lawmakers continued their assault on senior federal executives at a hearing Friday, calling for tighter oversight and increased discipline for agencies' top managers.