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  • Alejandro Mayorkas, President Obama's choice for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, is facing questions about statements he's made that are seen as misleading or untrue. No vote to confirm him is set. (associated press)

    Homeland security pick's remarks questioned

    The man in charge of a controversial immigrant visa program under FBI review has more to worry about than just a criminal investigation into his alleged attempts to influence a visa application on behalf of a political insider.

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  • Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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  • Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is being investigated by federal prosecutors. (Associated Press)

    Christine O'Donnell's case of suspected tax data breach is added to IRS investigation

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  • ** FILE ** J. Russell George is the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration (Associated Press)

    IRS says tax snooper was no agency worker

    Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the IRS said Tuesday that a case involving a deliberate breach of privacy was not committed by anyone working for the agency.

  • **FILE** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

    IRS official to plead the Fifth

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  • Postal Service worried by 'unsustainable path'

    As the agency teeters on the brink of insolvency, leaders of the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday once again took their pleas for help to Capitol Hill.

  • SIMMONS: Dealing with D.C.’s cloudy fiscal future

    To the Honorable Darrell E. Issa and Elijah E. Cummings: As chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively, your plate is always full because your committee's taut mission statement is to ensure an "efficient, effective government" on the national and D.C. level, which you also oversee.

  • Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    House Dems call for dismissal of contempt lawsuit against Holder over Fast and Furious

    The ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform filed an amicus brief Wednesday asking for dismissal of the contempt lawsuit brought by House Republicans against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation.

  • Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Republicans blast security, response to Libya attack

    Partisan bickering overshadowed Wednesday's opening of a congressional hearing on last month's fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Kevin Concannon, USDA's undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, testified before a House panel on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    Agriculture official defends vigilance on food stamps

    Obama administration officials at a House hearing Thursday tried to push back against recent investigative reports detailing problems and fraud in the nation's food-stamp program.

  • 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.

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