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  • IRS  employee Lois G. Lerner testified in May for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, where she asserted her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination and proclaimed her innocence. (Associated Press)

    Lois Lerner to testify Wednesday on IRS targeting of tea party groups

    Lois Lerner will testify on Wednesday about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups after declining to appear before Congress last year, Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday."


  • The attorney for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner says his client will continue to assert her rights not to testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups. (Associated Press)

    Lawyer for IRS official denies Issa claim client will testify

    Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, said Sunday that Lois Lerner will finally testify about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups — but Ms. Lerner's lawyer said she has no plans to testify before Congress.


  • Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller, right, and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, are sworn in on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Friday, May 17, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Official's testimony reveals IRS planned crackdown rules in 2012

    The IRS's new proposal to crack down on nonprofits was in the works a year before the tea party targeting scandal broke, according to a Treasury Department official who told congressional investigators it was spurred by pressure from outside parties.


  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during on Capitol Hill in Washington. As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers. "The administration has not been forthcoming with the American people about the serious security risks," Issa said in a statement. "Despite repeated assurances from HHS, the department appears to still be struggling with security concerns."  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

    Republicans blast FDA for secretly monitoring whistleblowers

    Republican lawmakers blasted the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.


  • House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, talks with Albert Douglas, a Selectman from Pittsfield, N.H. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Concord City and Merrimack County Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner in Concord, N.H. Issa, who is spearheading investigations of President Barack Obama's administration by the GOP-run House urged his party Tuesday to unite against Obama's "imperial presidency". (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    What GOP voters crave for 2016: 'They want a fighter'

    Observers point out that one reason Hillary Clinton keeps winning all the early bird presidential polls is because Republican candidates have yet to defined themselves for voters in the campaign marketplace. So what the heck do voters want from the Grand Old Party?


  • Radio host Michael Savage

    Inside the Beltway: What Michael Savage knows

    What is it that Americans hunger to hear, and what should they hear? And so goes a question to one Michael Savage, talk radio host and author currently heard on 200 stations each week.


  • ** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama look at an app on an iPhone in the Outer Oval Office, Saturday, July 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    NSA snooping violates separation of powers, congressmen say

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole may have misled Congress earlier this month when he said the National Security Agency doesn't look at phone data it collects from members of Congress, three lawmakers wrote in a letter on Wednesday.


  • Pressure on police sought for federal background check help

    Administration officials said Tuesday that they would welcome steps to force local police departments to cooperate with federal background investigations, saying it could help spot red flags that should prevent some people from getting approved for "secret" or "top secret" access.


  • Congress looks at Navy contracting practices

    The House Oversight Committee is looking into Navy contracting practices amid a widening federal probe into a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of offering prostitution services and pricey vacations to Navy officers.


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