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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.
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.
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.
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.
Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.
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.
Two years' worth of missing IRS emails from former official Lois Lerner could still be available on backup, an agency official says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There ought to be a statue of L.H. Fountain in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, where Congress commemorates great legislators.
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.
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.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 02:06 am
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