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2 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

House Resolution: White House 'Contumacious Conduct' in...

The White House again rejected a subpoena for a presidential advisor on campaign activities to appear before Congress regarding an investigation into improper use of federal funds for campaign purposes, so the House is prepared to take the next step, Rep. Darrell Issa said.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Hilda Solis, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Readers speak out about IRS, VA and senior executives

The Federal Diary gets lots of reader reaction via e-mail, snail mail and online posts.

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

Government Executive

House Panel Clears Bills in Hopes of Firing 'Incompetent' Execs, Record Manipulators

A House committee on Thursday advanced a measure that would make it easier for federal agencies to suspend or fire their senior executives, saying it would allow agencies to remove "incompetent" executives.

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

Fox News

Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Mother Jones

Darrell Issa Investigation Benefits Ex-Aide

Sen. Jay Rockefeller has accused House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa of inappropriately intervening in an ongoing Federal Trade Commission case against a company being represented by a legal group run by a former Issa staffer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Senator John Rockefeller IV, Democrat, Elijah Cummings

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Hill

Overnight Tech: House panel puts FTC in crosshairs

THE LEDE: The Federal Trade Commission's enforcement powers will come under fire in the House on Thursday, when lawmakers set their sights on recent actions on data security.

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

Examiner.com

Justice Department appears 'knee deep' in IRS targeting scandal

The IRS scandal is becoming more and more confusing and needs to be investigated by a real prosecutor with a staff of real criminal investigators.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Jordan

The Town Talk

Social Security spent $300 million on 'IT boondoggle'

Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, Consulting, McKinsey & Company, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Jordan, Representative James Lankford

The Washington Post

3Wait, Lois Lerner's missing e-mails may still be available?

House Republicans on Tuesday said the faulty hard drive of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was less damaged than the agency let on and that backup tapes containing her missing e-mails may still be available.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Federal Computer Week

GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

When the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently summoned Defense Department officials to explain their nearly two-decade delay in complying with a law requiring Cabinet departments to produce auditable financial statements, Chairman Tom Carper left no doubt who wore the white hats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Tom Coburn, Republican, John Mica, US House of Representatives

News Max

IRS Lawyer: Lerner Emails Still Could Be Retrievable

Two years' worth of missing IRS emails from former official Lois Lerner could still be available on backup, an agency official says.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Orrin Hatch

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Issa: Poverty driving border surge

Rep. Darrell Issa returned from a weekend fact-finding trip to Central America convinced that increased violence is not the cause of the migrant surge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Hill

Another White House-Congress collision course?

In yet another flare-up between the Obama administration and Congress over presidential powers, White House counsel Neil Eggleston has declared that White House staffers who give presidential advice are immune from testimony on the Hill.

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Related Topix: George Bush, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Opinion

Daily Kos

Ronald Reagan foils Darrell Issa

Poor Darrell Issa. He was having such a good day. He was having a hearing, and the topic was the IRS and how the Obama administration was covering up a Huge Enormous Scandal there by refusing to prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner who everybody knows stole the election from Mitt Romney's hands.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney, Representative Ron DeSantis, Elijah Cummings, Democrat

Government Executive

Tab for IRS Probe Is Estimated at $18 Million So Far

Without fanfare, Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen at a House hearing this month let it drop that the estimated cost of IRS compliance with the document demands of multiple congressional committees has reached a new high: $18 million.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Steve Stockman, Texas

TheBlaze.com

Uh Oh: IRS Admits More 'Computer Problems'

A senior Obama administration official has told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that several other IRS officials have had "computer problems" over the last few years, including some who were close to former IRS employee Lois Lerner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Post and Courier

Federal watchdogs that bite

There ought to be a statue of L.H. Fountain in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, where Congress commemorates great legislators.

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Related Topix: US News, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Elijah Cummings, Democrat, Tax

Business Journal

Why the U.S. Postal Service may get into the banking business

With many banks dropping branches in rural and poorer areas, and a huge number of Americans using expensive payday lenders and check-cashing stores, Congress is debating whether to allow the U.S. Postal Service to offer banking services.

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

Business Journal

Why the U.S. Postal Service may get into the banking business

The U.S. Postal Service could see an $8.9 billion annual revenue boost if it were to start offering some banking services, a USPS white paper found.

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

Lucianne.com

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The Lois G. Lerner emails released this month revealed a potentially huge loophole in federal open-records practices when an IRS tech staffer acknowledged that the agency doesn't regularly store - and never checks - instant message chats as official government records.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

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