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1 hr ago | Switched

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Trent Franks, Representative Jim Jordan, Representative Cynthia Lummis

8 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, Henry Cuellar, US Senate, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, John Cornyn

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Charles Boustany, Representative Steve Scalise

National Journal

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."

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Related Topix: Pete Sessions, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess, Representative Tim Scott, Representative Allen West

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Conservative Political News

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)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Paul Gosar, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, John Boehner

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Burnt Orange Report

Federal Fundraising Roundup: Pete Gallego Out-Raises Will Hurd and has over 5:1 COH Advantage

For federal races, candidates must report on their fundraising every quarter, meaning every three months.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Pete Gallego, Democrat, Republican, Ruben Hinojosa, US Senate, John Cornyn, Solomon Ortiz, Texas

Breitbart.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, John Boehner, Illegal Immigration, Representative Paul Gosar, Kay Granger

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Republican, Immigration Reform

TheBlaze.com

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, US Senate, John Cornyn, Illegal Immigration, Barack Obama

Daily Kos

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Marine Corps, W.

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)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Washington Times

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.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeff Miller

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.

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Related Topix: Twitter, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

SeacoastOnline

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 .

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Opinion

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."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat

Daily Kos

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Joe Biden, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Corpus Christi, TX

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.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess, Representative Allen West, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Government Executive

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Republican, Representative Tim Walberg

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