Just because Congress didn't object to a bill authorizing online gambling in the District doesn't necessarily mean that federal lawmakers agree that the city can start running online poker.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether to ease rules on private companies that issue shares.
Barack Obama is a president who won a peace prize and took the nation into a new war. It ought not to be a surprise, then, that he would accept an award for his administration's transparency last week as his third-largest agency was raked over the coals by Congress for obstructionism. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee alleged in a report released Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has politicized the way it responds to requests for information from the public and the press.
A Republican congressman with oversight of D.C. affairs said Thursday that he was "deeply concerned" about recent allegations against Mayor Vincent C. Gray and his committee will investigate.
A leading House Republican warned the Obama administration Thursday about demoting a federal worker who complained to her agency's internal watchdog that political appointees were interfering with records requests by journalists and others.
The Department of Homeland Security demoted a senior career employee who confidentially complained to the agency's internal watchdog that political appointees were interfering improperly with requests for federal records by journalists and others.