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  • Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican

    House probes corruption as Ex-Im deadline nears

    A House hearing on Tuesday doled out more pain for the troubled U.S. Export-Import Bank, which faces a funding cut-off Sept. 30 if it is not reauthorized by Congress.

  • Jim Jordan, Congressman OH-04 discusses the fixes needed at the Veteran's Administration (TellDC screenshot)

    Jim Jordan, Congressman OH-04 discusses the fixes needed at the Veteran's Administration (VIDEO)

    Congressman Jim Jordan, Republican from the 4th district of Ohio, responds to a question on TellDC regarding the problems at the Veteran's Administration.

  • **FILE** Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 5, 2014. (Associated Press)

    GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    A newly released email from former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner, sent just as the tea party targeting scandal was erupting, warned colleagues to "be cautious" about what information they put in emails because it could be turned over to Congress.

  • House GOP: Obamacare 'bailout' favors large insurers over taxpayers

    Most health insurance companies are expecting a government "bailout" to compensate them for costs associated with signing up to provide coverage through Obamacare, said House Republicans who surveyed the insurers.

  • FILE - In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., speaks to the reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Republicans hoping to ride Benghazi to a November sweep of midterm elections have entrusted a seven-member team, including Roby, with "getting to the truth," in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, on whether the Obama administration misled Americans about the deadly attack.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Correction: Benghazi Investigators story

    In a story May 18 and May 19 about Republican members of the new House Select Committee on Benghazi, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had asserted that the State Department rejected more than 200 requests for additional security before the deadly Benghazi attack. Jordan's comments were incorrectly characterized. He spoke of more than 200 security incidents in Libya before the attack.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Jim Jordan. (Associated Press)

    Rep. Jim Jordan: Justice Dept. won't say who will lead IRS probe

    A Republican lawmaker clashed with a top Justice Department official Friday over the administration's refusal to disclose even the most basic information about its probe of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups.

  • House GOP wants special counsel to probe IRS

    House Republican leaders say they want the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Internal Revenue Service over the way agents scrutinized applications by tea party groups for tax exempt status.

  • 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.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2104, while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Holder: Criminal charges still possible in IRS scandal

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that the Justice Department could still bring criminal charges against IRS officials for targeting tea party groups, contradicting press reports that said investigators have already concluded no crime was committed.

  • HOLDING: "All the options that we have are on the table," says Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who insists his department's inquiry into the IRS is free from politics. (Associated Press)

    Attorney General Eric Holder won't rule out criminal charges for employees in IRS scandal

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that there is still a chance the government would file criminal charges against Internal Revenue Service employees who targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny, disputing press reports that the criminal probe into the tax agency has already decided the behavior didn't rise to the level of a crime.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    GOP wants key Justice Dept. lawyer to testify in IRS scandal probe

    The House oversight committee has asked a lawyer who's helping run the criminal investigation into IRS targeting of tea party groups to testify to Congress next week, seeking to find out where the investigation stands and whether her political leanings have undermined the probe.

  • Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is facing questions from Republicans over what he knows about the woman heading an investigation into the IRS' targeting of tea party groups. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Issa questions Labor secretary over IRS scandal

    The House's chief investigator on Tuesday implicated another top Obama administration figure in the controversy over the administration's probe into criminal wrongdoing at the IRS, saying Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez must answer questions about why an Obama donor was named to lead the investigation into the tax agency's tea-party targeting.

  • **FILE** Tea party members gather for "Audit the IRS," a rally against the Internal Revenue Service, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on June 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    JUSTICE: Feds pick Obama supporter to lead probe into IRS tea party targeting

    EXCLUSIVE: The Justice Department selected an avowed political supporter of President Obama to lead the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.

  • **FILE** Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's non-voting member of Congress (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C.'s gun debates a preview of national fights

    Gun control legislation got a much closer look over the last year in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings — but the District and gun rights activists have been fighting their own battle on the issue for the better part of a decade.

  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups

    The House's chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr.

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