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IRS official Lerner: 'I dida
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers' questions.
4 hrs ago
Cummings to PJM: 'I Don't See a Comparison at All' to Watergate
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House committee that probed the IRS scandal today, told PJ Media that the agency's targeting of conservative groups is "not at all" like Watergate.
Wed May 22, 2013
Cybercast News Service
Ex-IRS Chief: - I Certainly Believe I Did Not Have Any Conversations' with WH About Tea Party
Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said he believes he did not have any conversations with the White House about his agency's targeting of conservative groups that had applied for tax-exemption status.
Top Democrat Elijah Cummings Admits Corruption and Abuse of Power at Irs
Top Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings admitted during a House hearing today that the IRS inappropriately and possibly illegally targeted conservative groups during the 2012 election.
Federal Computer Week
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A bill to change the way federal government spending data is reported was formally introduced in the House and the Senate on May 21.
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The Daily Record
Star witness to stay mum for House hearing on IRS | 31 minutes
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.
Tue May 21, 2013
New DATA Act, Same Standards and Transparency Push
Emerging tools have made an agile approach easier, but there is plenty of work to be done in terms of refining enterprise BI methods.
Sun May 19, 2013
Book Party for Lanny Davis
A party celebrated the release of Lanny Davis's book Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics, and Life .
Thu May 16, 2013
Pickering Says He Will Testify on Benghazi Only in Public
In the latest development in the fluid Benghazi investigation, the two retired luminaries who chaired the State Department's outside review of the government's handling of the September 2012 attack in Libya reiterated their refusal to comply with a House committee chairman's demand that they testify behind closed doors.
White House releases Benghazi e-mails
In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Libyan military guards check one of the burnt out buildings at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during a visit by Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif to express sympathy for the death of American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the Sept.
National Review Online
Top Dem on IRS Scandal: - Yes, Laws Were Probably Broken'
House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings called the IRS's targeting of conservative groups "one of the most alarming things I've ever seen," and believes that those involved likely broke the law.
Dems applaud, GOP cautious on IRS chief's exit
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday applauded President Obama's move to force out the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner, while Republicans on Capitol Hill signaled that they were far from done investigating the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Wed May 15, 2013
GOP using Benghazi to smear
Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, arrives for a House committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 8. State Department employees testified about the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.
Tue May 14, 2013
Top House Democrat demands more information on national security leaks
A top House Democrat is pushing the U.S. Attorney's Office to give the public more information about its investigation into a series of national security leaks.
WaPo on reforming food aid: Time to end the special-interest hostage-taking
The Obama administration is once again reviving a years-long and recurring effort to reform the way the United States delivers food aid abroad, but unfortunately, it's a very uphill battle against some highly specially interested parties and the Congresspeople who represent them.
Maryland Faith Leaders Gather for Health Care Summit
Maryland health advocates urged religious leaders on Tuesday to learn more about how federal health care reform will be implemented in the state so they can pass information on to uninsured congregants.
House Oversight Committee: Thomas Perez still not complying with subpoena over emails
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and ranking Democrat, Rep.
Bangor Daily News
Hurdles in reforming U.S. food aid
Among the more laudable ideas in President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal 2014 is a plan to modernize and reform the $1.5 billion U.S. food aid program.
SNL Benghazi Skit Mismatches Members, Nameplates
"Saturday Night Live" had some fun with last week's marathon Benghazi hearing, marrying House Republicans' fervor for media attention with the basic tenet of sweeps week programming, like stunt casting: We can't quibble with the logic of exploiting newsmakers to make people notice what's happening on Capitol Hill - frustrated conservatives bemoaned ... (more)