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  • Republican Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has become a thorn in the Obama administration's side, investigating a series of scandals. (Associated Press)

    Rep. Darrell Issa's tough oversight part of a long tradition

    As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.

  • Libya hearing exposes White House shell game

    At Wednesday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Chairman Darrell Issa's questioning made one thing certain: The Obama administration's initial explanation — that the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were directly related to Islamic rage over a YouTube video — becomes more troubling with each passing day.

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, is upset that U.S. aid may be flowing to countries in the Mideast that are attacking and trashing U.S. embassies. He mounted a futile protest during debate last week. (Associated Press)

    Funding for Egypt advancing despite attacks

    As anti-American sentiment boils in Islamic countries like Egypt, lawmakers are moving to release billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid under a governmentwide funding bill expected to clear Congress this week.

  • Dan Burton

    Indiana's Burton won't seek a 16th term in House

    Rep. Dan Burton, the Indiana Republican whose ardent investigations of Bill Clinton in the 1990s lifted his national profile, announced Tuesday that he is ending a three-decade career in the U.S. House because of an undisclosed family health concern.

  • Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai lives in this house in Fairfax. He is charged with participating in a long-term conspiracy to secretly act as an agent of the Pakistani government in the U.S. without disclosing that affiliation, as required by the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act. He is executive director of the Kashmiri American Council. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    FBI arrest points to Pakistan influence-peddling scheme

    A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents in a suspected influence-peddling scheme to funnel millions of dollars from the Pakistani government, including its military intelligence service, to U.S. elected officials to help drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia.

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