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  • House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, California Republican, answers questions during an interview with editors and reporters at The Washington Times on July 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    House panel to probe DNC's Obama ad

    A campaign video filmed inside the White House starring President Obama and a meeting organized for party donors there will be the subject of congressional hearings in the near future, the House of Representative's top investigator said.


  •  Sen. Charles Grassley

    Lawmakers want answers about ATF gun operation

    Two Republican lawmakers investigating a controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives weapons operation known as "Fast and Furious" have asked the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration to explain what role their agents played in the investigation.


  • **FILE** Kenneth E. Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), speaks at a news conference in Houston in April 2009. (Associated Press)

    ATF chief: Higher-ups at Justice blocked response to Congress

    The Justice Department blocked senior ATF leaders from cooperating with Congress in its investigation of the "Fast and Furious" weapons operation, ordering them not to respond to questions and taking full control of replying to briefing and document requests, the agency's top boss told Congressional investigators.


  • Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican

    House panel plans hearing on Boeing plant

    A Republican-led House committee plans to hold a June 17 hearing in South Carolina on a federal board's suit alleging the Boeing Co. retaliated against Washington state union workers by building an assembly plant in the right-to-work state.


  • D.C. mayor navigates unfamiliar territory on Hill

    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.


  • D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (left) and City Council Chairman Kwame Brown are sworn in May 12 on Capitol Hill as they prepare to testify at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the city's budget. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Issa proposes path to greater D.C. budget autonomy

    The chairman of a U.S. House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs proposed a plan on Thursday that allows the District to spend its local funds on its terms by insulating it from federal budget squabbles on Capitol Hill.


  • SEC weighs new rules for private companies' stock

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether to ease rules on private companies that issue shares.


  • Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, heads that House panel that wants documents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the decision to "walk guns to Mexico in order to follow them and capture a bigger fish." (Associated Press)

    House subpoenas ATF documents in agent's death

    The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued a subpoena for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to turn over documents concerning "Project Gunrunner" and records the agency has on the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.


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