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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - House Committee On House Administration
House investigators this week said they want to see communications between the Federal Election Commission and the IRS that could shed light on whether the two agencies colluded to target conservative organizations, as questions about the IRS targeting scandal expanded.
A House committee Tuesday approved measures to end public financing of presidential campaigns and national party conventions, as backers say the programs have lost support among voters and candidates and are a waste of taxpayer money.
House Republicans are pressing to kill an independent government commission designed to improve state-level voting procedures, arguing the body has run its course, is ineffectual and is a waste of taxpayer money.
House Republicans will force a vote Wednesday on a plan to stave off a debt-ceiling crisis for three months, but it's the rest of their plan — to hold lawmakers' pay hostage to their ability to pass a budget — that is testing the limits of the Constitution.
At the same time its lawmakers debate spending cuts, tax increases and the fiscal cliff affecting average Americans, Congress is spending a half-billion dollars to refurbish one of its office digs.
As critics of a planned monument to Dwight D. Eisenhower object to everything from its giant scale to its depiction of the Cold War president and famed World War II general as a "barefoot boy from Kansas," new images and documents reveal other key elements overshadowed by the furor and show how the controversial project developed.
As critics of a planned monument honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower object to everything from its giant scale to its depiction of the Cold War president and famed World War II general as a "barefoot boy from Kansas," new images and documents released to The Associated Press reveal other key elements overshadowed by the furor and show how the controversial project developed.
More than a week after a top Atlanta law firm dropped the contract to defend the federal marriage statute under pressure from gay groups, the legal and public relations fallout shows no signs of easing.
The Obama administration isn't doing enough to protect voting rights of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines serving America overseas. That's the news that emerged from a hearing by the House Administration Committee last week investigating complaints that a military voting statute enacted in 2009 is, in some cases, being ignored.
Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, is testifying today about military voting problems before the House Administration Committee. He should get hammered for the bureaucracy's laggard attention to making sure those who defend our rights can exercise their own right to vote.
The "tea party" movement established an official beachhead on Capitol Hill Monday, even as top organizers faced an internal fight over how to deal with charges of racism against fringe elements of the movement.
Note to strategists: Kisses are good for ratings and voters still pay attention to how a politician treats his wife.
Members of the House of Representatives quietly gave their own staffers a potential bonus by making even their top-earning aides eligible for taxpayer dollars to repay their student loans.
The District's lack of a full vote in Congress is well-known, but the city also is excluded from the Capitol's Statutory Hall, where only the 50 states can showcase their famous figures in bronze or marble.