By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, praised on Friday the inclusion of special provisions in the proposed 113th Congress rules package that will keep in place legal obligations on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and others at the Justice Department as a result of Fast and Furious subpoenas issued in the 112th Congress.
The District's plan to pursue financial freedom from Congress through an amendment to the D.C. charter is being hailed after the prospect of budget autonomy has seemingly gone nowhere in the 18 months since it was proposed by a prominent congressional Republican.
A powerful member of Congress has authorized a study of the long-standing law that restricts the height of buildings in the District.
A formal admission that members of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign team paid a minor candidate to bash incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty — whether Mr. Gray knew it or not — has not upset the city's fragile relationship with Capitol Hill at this stage, an official said Wednesday.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday for sexual slurs he made on the air about a Georgetown student who has become a public advocate for President Obama’s new contraception coverage mandate.
A Republican member of Congress wants the Interior Department to explain whether politics played into the decision to let Occupy D.C. illegally "damage or destroy" a downtown park recently rehabilitated with $400,000 in stimulus funds.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa has agreed to "freeze" legislation that would impose background checks and other guidelines for vetting D.C. employees in the wake of nepotism scandals that hit city hall earlier this year.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has struggled so far to build relationships with the House's new Republican majority, which could make it difficult to accomplish his top priorities given Congress' ultimate say over the capital city's budget and laws.
Congress calls D.C. mayor to Hill over budget, finances; D.C. Mayor Gray to discuss truancy today; N.C. youth allegedly hijacked bus to shoot Washington officials; Maryland lawmakers consider increasing sales tax; Virginia appeals court hears opening arguments in attempt to overturn health care overhaul; New MoCo school chief to get $250,000 annually; Cuccinelli sends legislative maps to Justice Department
General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan survived a raucous House committee hearing yesterday during which she was accused by Democrats of conducting partisan politics on the job and defended by Republicans who said critics were wasting the government's time and resources.