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  • House panel on Benghazi attack staffing up and briefing members

    After a furious push to establish and appoint members to the House select committee on Benghazi, the panel's official proceedings have hit slow gear, and committee members say they don't expect to begin talking with witnesses until the fall.

  • In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

    Background check firm that vetted Snowden faces fraud, bonus pay investigation

    The background check company that vetted Edward Snowden and faces fraud accusations from the Justice Department has refused a congressional request for details about executive bonus payouts and the identities of some former officials.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks about the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. While the newly minted budget deal is aimed at averting future government shutdowns, Pelosi is disappointed that it fails to include certain unemployment insurance protections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Pelosi names five Democratic members to Benghazi panel

    Despite not getting the Republican concessions she was seeking, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed a full slate of Democrats to the House's new Benghazi investigative committee, giving the effort a bipartisan boost.

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, said a recent report makes clear that there was no White House involvement or political bias in the IRS' targeting of tea party groups applying for nonprofit status. (Associated Press)

    IRS employees deny tea party bias

    The IRS employees involved in improperly targeting tea party groups vehemently denied political bias played a part in their actions, and specifically defended Lois G. Lerner, according to a report released by House Democrats on Tuesday.

  • **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (right), California Republican, with the committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, continues his probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service as the panel questions IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on March 26, 2014, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Issa: IRS worked with Democrats to attack tea party group True the Vote

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa on Wednesday accused his Democratic counterpart, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, of colluding with the IRS to attack one of the tea party groups that was targeted by the tax agency for intrusive scrutiny and long delays.

  • Lois G. Lerner

    Handling of former IRS employee Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

    As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk.

  • House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, leaves as the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, begins his statement on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the committee's hearing where former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner invoked her constitutional right not to incriminate herself. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

    House votes down resolution to force Issa to apologize

    House Republicans beat back a push from Democrats Thursday to force Rep. Darrell Issa to formally apologize on the House floor after he cut off the microphone of the top Democrat on the oversight committee last week during a heated hearing.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses a plan July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill to move mail to cluster box and curbside delivery in a move to cut costs at the cash-strapped Postal Service by up to $4.5 billion a year. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the tradition of mail delivery to the door could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress. At left is the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. (Associated Press)

    GOP slams Obamacare insurance bailout

    Congressional Republicans took aim Wednesday at a piece of President Obama's health overhaul designed to "bail out" insurers if the law's economics do not work at the start, saying it ensures businesses make profits while taxpayers pick up the tab.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama points to a member of the audience at a meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, May 14, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Oversight Dems to Issa: Withdraw subpoena of Obamacare aide

    Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are calling on Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, to withdraw a subpoena he issued to compel U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify on the rollout of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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