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Lawmakers say they don't know much more than the public on The Associated Press phone records controversy, but a key Republican said he intends to pursue the matter once the administration's investigation ends.
But he seems to be proud of how little he knows. Why didn't his Justice Department inform The Associated Press, as the law requires, before pawing through reporters' phone records? "I do not know," the attorney general told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday afternoon, "why that was or was not done.
A pack of Loudoun County and 10th Congressional District Republicans will head south to Richmond this weekend to help nominate the GOP's candidates for high office in 2013 at the party's state-run convention.
This happened because GOP members on the Agriculture Committee, including some who style themselves tea partiers, joined hands with Democrats to fund a spree of Big Government corporatism predicated on an increasingly remote interest in improving the American agricultural sector.
New identities created for known terrorists or terror suspects in the government Witness Security Program were not passed on for inclusion on national terrorist watch lists, an internal Justice Department report has found.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they had reached a tentative deal to revamp the immigration system, after disputes over a temporary worker program and healthcare benefits threatened to derail their efforts.
Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement official, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department.
President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Monday, May 13, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where they talked about subjects ranging from Syria's civil war to preparations for a coming summit in Northern Ireland.
After lawmakers question the IRS over the undue scrutiny the agency put on conservative groups that filed for tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections, they'll want to take action -- to hold people accountable and eventually consider legislation to amend any systemic problems that led to this kind of political discrimination.
The ranks of lobbyists are growing in Washington again as Congress flirts with a possible overhaul of the complex tax code.
Senate Judiciary Committee members overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to limit the flow of immigrants to the U.S. offered by a leading opponent of a broad revision of immigration law.
The Washington, D.C. news source The Hill reported yesterday that ". . . Speaker Boehner is more involved in the behind-the-scenes wrangling of how to move a gun bill than the Ohio Republican has let on in public." They also report that powerful Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia has had ". . . a lot of ... (more)