Lawmakers of both parties blasted President Obama on Tuesday for failing to live up to his promise of open government, after a report found that nearly two-thirds of his administration's agencies are failing to comply with a five-year-old law requiring bureaucrats to be more responsive to public requests for information.
The Obama campaign launched a new attack on Mitt Romney's personal finances Thursday, this time arguing that his Republican rival's blind trust for his $250 million fortune is "not so blind."
The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says he's cooperating with an Office of Government Ethics investigation into his stock trades and expects to be exonerated.
President Obama went on and on Tuesday about how important it was for Americans to pay their "fair share of taxes." He can start with his own administration. The number of employees on the federal dole has swelled 13 percent on his watch, and the amount they owe in back taxes is now over $1 billion. Talk about double dipping: These bureaucrats take your tax dollars and then return nothing to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Washington trade groups say a proposed new Obama administration rule sharply curbing the ability of federal employees to attend industry shows or interact with those they regulate goes too far.
Michael E. Horowitz, President Obama's nominee as the Justice Department's top watchdog, has earned more than $4 million since last year as an attorney representing the likes of Pfizer Inc., Dow Chemical Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp. But he is keeping the identities of nearly a dozen other clients secret on newly filed ethics forms.
When Obama introduced his top budget officer, he praised his work handling finances in the Clinton White House and recently as a deputy secretary - but he forgot to mention the lucrative Wall Street job in between.
When President Obama introduced Jacob J. "Jack" Lew as his top budget officer Tuesday, he praised his work handling finances in the Clinton White House and recently as a deputy secretary in the State Department – but he forgot to mention the lucrative Wall Street job in between.