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2 hrs ago | New York Post

Commerce's Zinser ripped in Censusgate

If Todd Zinser, the Commerce Department Inspector General, were a pork roast he'd be just about done. The heat on him is being turned up to broil.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat, Lamar Smith, Representative Paul Broun

6 hrs ago | Roll Call

Critics Reject Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Compromise, Optimistic About Change

After 15 years of planning a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the design might move forward without architect Frank Gehry's name attached to it. In a Wednesday meeting blocks from Capitol Hill, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission will be presented with two plans for the four-acre site in Southwest Washington slated to become a memorial to the 34th president.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat

10 hrs ago | Government Executive

House Set to Vote on Bill Making It Easier to Fire Senior Execs

The House will vote Tuesday evening on legislation that would make it easier to discipline and fire senior executives across the federal government. The Senior Executive Service Accountability Act would make the federal government's top career officials eligible for up to 14-day suspensions without pay, and expand the grounds that can be used to fire them.


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

11 hrs ago |

Here Is Actual Video Footage of Grover Norquist at Burning Man

It's not just enough to hear tales and read articles about Grover Norquist going to Burning Man and seeing his economic fever dreams arise out of the barren dust of the playa, only to disappear as quickly as a, uh, dream. But here is an actual video of Norquist, the head of the powerful conservative interest group Americans for Tax Reform, wandering around a desert in a purple kerchief and getting his nails painted teenage goth black.


Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Television

15 hrs ago | Mother Jones

This GOP Benghazi Hearing Is Actually Worth Having

The Republicans' favorite crusade returns, but for the moment it's focusing on a real policy issue-thanks to a Democrat. Benghazi! It's back.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, Republican, Representative Trey Gowdy

20 hrs ago | The Wave

Editorial: Boy, did he get a wrong number

The staff of the House Oversight Committee's Republican majority received a curious phone call two Fridays ago from Brian Fallon, director of the Justice Department's office of public affairs. Mr. Fallon confided that he had certain documents pertaining to the Internal Revenue Service scandal, which had been requested by Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.


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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Government Executive

D.C. Statehood Bill Gets Rare Capitol Hill Hearing

A bill that would grant statehood to the residents of the nation's capital got its first hearing on Capitol Hill in 20 years on Monday. But don't expect the legislation to go anywhere.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

Cummings wants to subpoena USIS chief executive

Rep. Elijah Cummings , the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wants to subpoena the chief executive of background check contractor USIS, which he said has been unresponsive to Congress in the wake of a cyberattacks that potentially exposed thousands of government workers. In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa , Cummings wrote that USIS chief Sterling Phillips "has been refusing for more than six months to respond to written questions from this Committee-sent under your signature-regarding alleged fraud committed by top USIS officials."


Related Topix: US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Business News

Government Executive

Lawmakers Seek Todd Park Subpoena Over Security

Todd Park barely had a chance to get out of Washington before lawmakers began calling him back. Now, the White House's just-departed chief technologist may be compelled to testify about his role in securing the Obamacare website.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith

Government Executive

Patent Office Confirms Concerns Over Telework Fraud

The Patent and Trademark Office acknowledged for the first time there may be something to the allegations that many of its teleworking examiners are filing fraudulent time sheets, according to a Washington Post report . Following a briefing Friday by agency executives with staff on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Patent Office chief spokesman Todd Elmer confirmed that the Patent Office was now reviewing procedures for its award-winning telework program due to the allegations of fraud.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Crooks and Liars

Jay Carney Regurgitates Conventional Wisdom On This Year's Elections

"It's not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition," Carney said. "The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president's party.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Senate Majority Leader: Hamas is Just as Bad as Islamic State

In a recent speech, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid condemned Hamas and noted that it was no better than the Islamic State group. According to the report, Reid affirmed U.S. support for Israel, calling the failure to condemn Hamas as one would condemn the Islamic State group "stunning hypocrisy."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Israel, World News, Middle East, Republican, US House of Representatives, Terrorism

The Village Voice

Obama's ISIS Escalation Riles Rightbloggers Who Want More Muslim-Hate

Last week President Obama told the nation that we would continue bomb the shit out of ISIS aka ISIL in Iraq , only now we might also bomb the shit out of them in Syria too. While announcing this, he did not beat his chest, bite the head off a bat, or flex his biceps and grunt "yer goin' dowwwwwwn ," so rightbloggers thought he was wimpy and socialistic.


Related Topix: Dick Cheney, US News, US Politics, John McCain, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives

Injustice Department? Telephone call reveals Holder's lawless agency

Rep. Elijah Cummings absolutely blistered the House Republican push for a Benghazi select committee, calling it a shameful fund-raising stunt. Cummings and Issa had a heated exchange after IRS's Lois Lerner refused to testify at a hearing about the IRS.


Related Topix: US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Eric Holder


Hackers Crack has been hacked. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that part of the site was breached in July by hackers who uploaded malware to a test server.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: The rich – and even richer – rule Congress

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, speaks at California Republican Party Convention in San Diego on August 21, 2010. Roll Call magazine issued its annual report of the 50 wealthiest members of the U.S. Congress last week, along with its companion list of the 10 poorest representatives .


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, US Senate, Dana Rohrabacher, Democrat, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Architect Online

Gehry's Changes to the Eisenhower Memorial Meet with Further Resistance

The saga of Frank Gehry's design for the Eisenhower Memorial continues. Last April, the National Capital Planning Commission , one of the federal agencies that must approve the memorial, turned thumbs down on the design.


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Cybersecurity Litigation Monthly Newsletter

LabMD, the embattled cancer detection laboratory, fully briefed its appeal to the Eleventh Circuit, congressional inquiry into the FTC's data security enforcement actions continued, and LabMD sought sanctions against the FTC in the ongoing administrative proceedings. As we discussed in July , Tiversa, a "cyber-intelligence" company, notified the FTC in 2009 that a file containing the personal information of about 9,300 LabMD patients was available on a peer-to-peer file sharing network.


Related Topix: Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, P2P, Science / Technology, Privacy, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller

Concord Monitor

Data on $800 billion in stimulus spending will disappear this year. Here's why.

The government website created "to foster greater accountability and transparency" in federal stimulus spending has for years allowed anyone with an internet connection to follow the money. But by the end of the month, the ability to see what entities received contracts and grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going to vanish from , officials say, making it impossible to track where the more than $800 billion finally ended up.


Related Topix: Startups,, DB, Financial Services, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

US News & World Report

Study Shows Congress Just Isn't Listening to Women

Back in 2012, Issa came under fire for calling mostly male witnesses to testify on insurance coverage for women's contraception. There's another study out showing Congress could do a better job of listening to women.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Opinion