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14 hrs ago | Politico

USIS under fire

The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is under fire over a new administrative support contract with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded earlier this month worth nearly $200 million.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican

16 hrs ago | Fox News

Head of Benghazi probe says no witnesses off limits, including Clinton

The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

20 hrs ago | Daily Record

Arnold M. Jolivet remembered as minority contractor advocate

Baltimore's elected officials this week are offering words of praise for a man who often colorfully challenged decisions made by the city's spending board.

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

Yesterday | Washington Times

Elijah Cummings presses GOP governors on Medicaid expansion decisions

Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to know why some Republican governors have expanded Medicaid while others remain adamantly opposed to the key pillar of Obamacare.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Rick Perry

Yesterday | CBS News

House Benghazi committee to meet with victims' families

A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, late on September 11, 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CBS Local

New Lab Keeps Md. On Cutting Edge Of Health & Technology

It's the newest addition to the Baltimore Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Baltimore, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Sat Jul 26, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Six years later, Social Security computer system still in design phase

An independent analysis commissioned by the agency found that the project has been mismanaged and poorly executed.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Consulting, McKinsey, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Free Republic

you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Politics

Fri Jul 25, 2014

National Journal

Congressman Suggests Darrell Issa Install Pool to Root Out Suspected Witches

Rep. Tony Cardenas took the increasing sniping between Democrats and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to new and more sarcastic heights on Friday, sending out a press release calling on the chairman to install a pool in the committee's hearing room.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Politico

Watchdog clears W.H. of Hatch violations

The federal watchdog tasked with enforcing the Hatch Act has cleared the White House's political affairs office of any wrongdoing in violation of the 20th century law that bars political activity by executive branch employees.

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

Cybercast News Service

Jordan to IRS Commissioner: 'You Caused the Subpoena'

Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday took IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to task before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee for blaming Congress for causing employee anxiety by issuing subpoenas, especially in the case of IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane.

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

Cybercast News Service

Jordan to IRS Commish: You Take All the Blame for Us Having to Subpoena Employees

Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday took IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to task before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee Wednesday for blaming Congress for having to subpoena IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane which Koskinen claimed caused employee anxiety.

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

The Hill

Sparks fly over FTC whistleblower

The chairman and top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee squared off on Thursday over whether or not to provide immunity for a potential whistleblower.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Republican, Darrell Issa

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, Darrell Issa, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Senator John Rockefeller IV, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Bandera County Courier

Improving FOIA

Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune's Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screenings.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Quigley

Roll Call

Making the Most of a Swing Through Charm City

What's a D.C.-based reporter to do when faced with ferreting out a worthwhile repast while on assignment in neighboring Baltimore? Solicit recommendations from Maryland's congressional delegation, of course.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, Benjamin Cardin, Baltimore, MD, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

The Washington Post

IRS chief says agency no longer probing missing e-mails

The IRS has effectively halted its investigation of Lois Lerner's missing e-mails to avoid interfering with an inspector general's investigation, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dave Camp, Democrat, Business News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Washington Times

Outrage over $190M border security deal for troubled federal contractor

For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Coburn, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma

National Review Online

Cummings Objects

I wrote on the homepage today about the Department of Justice lawyer who is defending IRS commissioner John Koskinen against claims from a pro-Israel group that the agency violated its First Amendment rights in the processing of its application for tax exemption.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

Business Journal

New Maryland Public Health Lab to shift 200 workers from State Center to East Baltimore

Gov. Martin O'Malley led a ribbon cutting ceremony July 22 for the new $170 million Maryland Public Health Laboratory at Johns Hopkins' Science + Technology Park A new $170 million public health laboratory will be an anchor for East Baltimore and give momentum to efforts to spur growth there, state and city officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Baltimore, MD, US Governors, Democrat, Martin O'Malley

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